Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society
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Source: April 1999 Volume 37 Number 2, Page 38


Page 38

The Easttown township hamlet of Waterloo Mills has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At our January club meeting, Steve Dittmann, an alumnus of The Episcopal Academy, presented an update on recent history of Episcopal's Lower School at Devon located at Waterloo Mills, and Carter Leidy, Eastern Area Manager of the Brandywine Conser­vancy's Environmental Management Center, told about the new Waterloo Mills Preserve. Their comments are presented as companion features and our first offering.

Conrad Wilson's recollections of service in World War II as a conscientious objector are presented as our next article. Conrad lived in Tredyffrin township while growing up on what is today called the "Wilson Tract" adjoining Chesterbrook, expected soon to be a township park. As a high school student, he was a charter member of the History Club at its found­ing in 1937 and later, in 1964-65, served as its president. Since 1985 he has been a resident of West Dummeston, Vermont.

Herb Fry reminds us not to overlook consulting an almanac when searching for an elusive bit of historical information. His comments about some interesting facts found in an almanac form our third feature.

The map of Waterloo Mills Preserve shown on our cover is taken from the newsletter, "Environmental Currents", of the Brandywine Conservancy's Environmental Management Center. It is used by permission, as are the photographs reproduced on pages 46 and 47.


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