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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 10:23am

 VV wrote:


Hey I did look this up in Wikipedia and I dont know how much is true but (for a time) Betsy Ross and her hsuband were supposedly buried there. What is even more interesting is this passage that comes from Betsy Ross' Wikipedia entry:

Ross's body was first buried at the Free Quaker burial ground on North 5th Street in Philadelphia. Twenty years later, her remains were exhumed and reburied in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery in the Cobbs Creek Park section of Philadelphia. In preparation for the United States Bicentennial, the city ordered the remains moved to the courtyard of the Betsy Ross House in 1975; however, workers found no remains under her tombstone. Bones found elsewhere in the family plot were deemed to be hers and were re-interred in the current grave visited by tourists at the Betsy Ross House.
    
The bigger issues is whether Betsy Ross is even buried at her house or where her remains are at all right now... 

 
wow.

i'm related to betsy ross.
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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 10:11am

 meower wrote:

There's this REALLY cool old cemetary in Southwest Philly that S and I love to go to. A group of people have been working to clean it up for the last few years, and it's been fun to see it change over time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Moriah_Cemetery_(Philadelphia)

I took this pic of the gatehouse the last time that we were there. 

I just stumbled on this pic while looking through pics on Old Images of Philadelphia's FB page.

So.Cool.                 



 

Hey I did look this up in Wikipedia and I dont know how much is true but (for a time) Betsy Ross and her hsuband were supposedly buried there. What is even more interesting is this passage that comes from Betsy Ross' Wikipedia entry:

Ross's body was first buried at the Free Quaker burial ground on North 5th Street in Philadelphia. Twenty years later, her remains were exhumed and reburied in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery in the Cobbs Creek Park section of Philadelphia. In preparation for the United States Bicentennial, the city ordered the remains moved to the courtyard of the Betsy Ross House in 1975; however, workers found no remains under her tombstone. Bones found elsewhere in the family plot were deemed to be hers and were re-interred in the current grave visited by tourists at the Betsy Ross House.
    
The bigger issues is whether Betsy Ross is even buried at her house or where her remains are at all right now... 
meower

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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 8:23am

 JrzyTmata wrote:

he doesn't mix with the Drabble.

 

fixed your typo
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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 8:22am

 meower wrote:


we don;t believe that you're really Philly. How could you be? and Avoid Seanie-E-Meower and the Burzeys?

 
he doesn't mix with the rabble.
meower

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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 7:05am

 VV wrote:
I've lived near Philly all my life.
 
...and I cannot stand the Mummers... if you need an excuse to start drinking at 8:00 am in the morning then we already have a replacement.
 
It's called Wing Bowl! 
 
 
 

...wait? Where am I?

 

we don;t believe that you're really Philly. How could you be? and Avoid Seanie-E-Meower and the Burzeys?
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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 7:02am

I've lived near Philly all my life.
 
...and I cannot stand the Mummers... if you need an excuse to start drinking at 8:00 am in the morning then we already have a replacement.
 
It's called Wing Bowl! 
 
 
 

...wait? Where am I?
meower

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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 6:52am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 

MEh. that's the Mummers every year. 
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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 6:34am

 JrzyTmata wrote:
Mummers want to reverse the parade route, do the judging first then march south to Washington street.

I know no one but me and a few locals care about this but it is philly news.
I like this idea. it will be a parade again.

 
in a heated discussion, one Commenter wrote to another:
They should do a big fat Rush Limbaugh float. You can stand in an alley wearing a trench coat and no pants when it goes by.

 
Sean-E-Sean

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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 6:15am

 JrzyTmata wrote:
Mummers want to reverse the parade route, do the judging first then march south to Washington street.

I know no one but me and a few locals care about this but it is philly news.
I like this idea. it will be a parade again.

 
Yup. Makes sense. 
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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 6:12am

Mummers want to reverse the parade route, do the judging first then march south to Washington street.

I know no one but me and a few locals care about this but it is philly news.
I like this idea. it will be a parade again.
meower

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Posted: Apr 23, 2014 - 10:00am

There's this REALLY cool old cemetary in Southwest Philly that S and I love to go to. A group of people have been working to clean it up for the last few years, and it's been fun to see it change over time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Moriah_Cemetery_(Philadelphia)

I took this pic of the gatehouse the last time that we were there. 

I just stumbled on this pic while looking through pics on Old Images of Philadelphia's FB page.

So.Cool.                 


BlueHeronDruid

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Posted: Mar 19, 2014 - 9:24pm

 ptooey wrote:

Does it piss anyone else off that '94 was 20 years ago?   

Just wondering. 

 
Not me. I didn't expect to make it to '96.
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Posted: Mar 19, 2014 - 9:19pm

 ptooey wrote:

Does it piss anyone else off that '94 was 20 years ago?   

Just wondering. 

 

ptooey

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Posted: Mar 19, 2014 - 7:39pm

 GINRUSH wrote:


 
Does it piss anyone else off that '94 was 20 years ago?   

Just wondering. 
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Posted: Mar 19, 2014 - 5:42pm


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Posted: Mar 19, 2014 - 4:15pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

They should have named her Rosebud.

 
Yeah, that's better.
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Posted: Mar 19, 2014 - 4:05pm

 JrzyTmata wrote: 
They should have named her Rosebud.
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Posted: Mar 19, 2014 - 3:41pm

 JrzyTmata wrote: 
Should have named the kid Flyer - especially born in Philadelphia



 
meower

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Posted: Mar 19, 2014 - 3:14pm

http://hiddencityphila.org/2014/03/pleasure-gardens-without-worry-in-the-city/

Pleasure Gardens, Without Worry, In The City

 
 

I n 1868 view of Independence Square, enclosed by an iron fence | Image via “Documenting Philadelphia” (The class blog for Journalism 3403 Documentary Photography)

“There is nothing more conducive to the health of a populous city, than free circulation of air, and in this respect Philadelphia is pre-eminently fortunate.” These words appear in Philadelphia in 1830: or, A Brief Account of the Various Institutions and Public Objects in This Metropolis.

The guide book briefly describes the five public commons that William Penn incorporated into his plan for his “Greene County Towne”—namely, Penn (formerly Centre) Square, Washington (South East) Square, Franklin (North East) Square, Rittenhouse (South West) Square, and Logan (North West) Square. It also characterizes Independence Square as “enclosed by a substantial iron railing, and planted with trees; the walks are tastefully laid out and gravelled—it is thrown open to the public, and as a promenade, is a place of general resort.”


meower

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Posted: Mar 19, 2014 - 3:14pm

http://hiddencityphila.org/2014/03/pleasure-gardens-without-worry-in-the-city/

Pleasure Gardens, Without Worry, In The City

 
 

I n 1868 view of Independence Square, enclosed by an iron fence | Image via “Documenting Philadelphia” (The class blog for Journalism 3403 Documentary Photography)

“There is nothing more conducive to the health of a populous city, than free circulation of air, and in this respect Philadelphia is pre-eminently fortunate.” These words appear in Philadelphia in 1830: or, A Brief Account of the Various Institutions and Public Objects in This Metropolis.

The guide book briefly describes the five public commons that William Penn incorporated into his plan for his “Greene County Towne”—namely, Penn (formerly Centre) Square, Washington (South East) Square, Franklin (North East) Square, Rittenhouse (South West) Square, and Logan (North West) Square. It also characterizes Independence Square as “enclosed by a substantial iron railing, and planted with trees; the walks are tastefully laid out and gravelled—it is thrown open to the public, and as a promenade, is a place of general resort.”


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