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borough (1990 pop. 30,749), seat of Montgomery co., SE Pa., on the Schuylkill River; settled c.1712, laid out 1784, inc. 1812. Among its manufactures are textiles, medical equipment, machinery, metal and petroleum products, explosives, furniture, foods, consumer goods, and windows and doors. The borough is named for Isaac Norris (1671–1735), a Quaker merchant and a mayor of Philadelphia, who in 1704 bought a large tract of land there from his friend William PennPenn, William,
1644–1718, English Quaker, founder of Pennsylvania, b. London, England; son of Sir William Penn. Early Life

He was expelled (1662) from Oxford for his religious nonconformity and was then sent by his father to the Continent to overcome his
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. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, a commander during the Civil War and Democratic candidate for president in 1880, was born in Norristown and is buried there. The County Historical Society is noted for its collection of local folk art. Nearby is Valley ForgeValley Forge,
on the Schuylkill River, SE Pa., NW of Philadelphia. There, during the American Revolution, the main camp of the Continental Army was established (Dec., 1777–June, 1778) under the command of Gen. George Washington.
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Having the other women tell their stories on the witness stand would only enrage jurors, and that appeared to be the prosecution's purpose in making its request, defense attorney Becky James said in the second day of a pretrial hearing in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
But the seven men and five women jurors were unable to reach a unanimous decision after 53 hours of deliberations in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
They could not reach a unanimous verdict yesterday after 52 hours of deliberations over six days in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
After the jury sent a note on Thursday morning saying that it was unable to reach a unanimous verdict, Judge Steven O'Neill, in a state court in Norristown, Pennsylvania, instructed the panel to continue trying.
For the first time since her husband Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial began, Camille Cosby appeared Monday at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
While Spinelli says Ellen's life doesn't resemble Cammie's, the prison in The Warden's Daughter is much like the real Montgomery County Prison in Norristown, Pennsylvania, where Spinelli grew up.
HFF) announced today that it has closed the sale of and secured financing for Riverstone East and West Apartments and Hunters Run Apartments, two multi-housing properties totaling 83 units in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
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of Tampa, Florida, was also honored with the Craft Beer Distributor Achievement Award, and Gretz Beer Company of Norristown, Pennsylvania, received the Craft Beer Distributor Recognition Award.
Maria Bello was born on April 18, 1967 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.