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KYW Flashback: 1987's Immigration Reform Act Propels Chester County To The Apex Of Nation's Mushroom Industry

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new energy was coming to rural Chester County.

The year was 1987 and the recent immigration reform act resulted in a million agricultural green cards being issued, many on Brandywine Valley farms. 70 more words

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We'll Never See Her Like Again

A Lenape Among the Quakers: The Life of Hannah Freeman by Dawn G. Marsh

She was a common sight among the farms and rural communities of Eighteenth Century Chester County Pennsylvania, a woman of the Lenape tribe riding a horse and accompanied by a pack of dogs and pigs, both of which were trained to respond to her commands. 51 more words

Longwood Gardens' holiday glory

Only rarely is a garden so beautiful you must see it at night. Every winter, Longwood Gardens in the Brandywine Valley is one of those places. 335 more words

Outdoors

Longwood Gardens

As part of my Christmas present, Jack took me to Longwood Gardens!

It was all decked out for the holidays, and we stayed to see the grounds lit up with Christmas Lights once it got dark! 256 more words

Personal

Pastures by the White Barn – Watercolor

Such a picturesque location!  This watercolor was painted as a progressive demo for my watercolor workshop from photo references.  Originally the subject was painted on location for the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition. 39 more words

Art

Longwood Gardens: Chrysanthemum-Burst

Last Sunday, sunshine beckoned, and we followed. It was a “cool-blue-gold” autumn day, ideal for a turn through Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The Chrysanthemum Festival is a no-miss November event. 368 more words

Places

Downton Abbey in Delaware

After two days of  the Riches, a cancelled FX series about the scams and seat -of- the- pants escapes of the Irish Traveler Malloy family, I made a 360 degree turn to the genteel lords and ladies of Downton Abbey. 389 more words

Delaware