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city (1990 pop. 26,276), seat of Northampton co., E. Pa., at the junction of the Delaware and Lehigh rivers; founded 1751 by Thomas Penn, inc. as a city 1886. Easton is part (with Allentown and Bethlehem) of the industrial Lehigh Valley, but after losing much of its commercial importance to suburban malls it has been transformed into an arts, design, and tourist center. The scene of peace conferences between whites and natives in 1756 and 1761, Easton is the seat of Lafayette College (1826). The First United Church of Christ (1776) and the restored house (1757) of George TaylorTaylor, George,
1716–81, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Ireland. He settled in Pennsylvania (1736), where he became a manufacturer of iron.
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, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, are among historic sites. A museum and park commemorate the former importance of the Lehigh Canal, and the interactive museum of the Crayola company draws visitors.
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Frederick Douglass was born in slavery as Fred- erick Augustus Washington Bailey near Easton in Talbot County, Maryland.
The first day I went over Mansfield Wood, and Edmund took the copses beyond Easton, and we brought home six brace between us, and might each have killed six times as many, but we respect your pheasants, sir, I assure you, as much as you could desire.
FBI agent Drex Easton has been pursuing Weston Graham for a long time, but the man has remained elusive using a variety of disguises and aliases to stay one step ahead of Easton.
MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- As soon as he could walk, Easton Fryer bolted into his backyard whenever he heard an airplane flying over his home in Hamilton, Montana.
The decision to cancel a $100 million science center slated for downtown Easton is being taken in stride by city boosters, who say it should not halt economic development in the city.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-May 9, 2019-North Easton Savings Bank approved to merge with Mutual Bank
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7 May 2019 - Massachusetts, US-based North Easton Savings Bank and Massachusetts-based Mutual Bank have received final approval from the FDIC and Massachusetts Division of Banks to merge under the North Easton Savings Bank name, the companies said.
Nina Easton's career has included writing well-received books, interviewing high-profile individuals for renowned newspapers and giving her take on events as a television commentator, but her proudest accomplishment thus far in her career is empowering women.
In an interview with American scholar Ian Easton posted on YouTube on Monday (April 1), China Uncensored host Chris Chappell asked: "Should Taiwan have nuclear weapons?"
Evergreen Easton Roy celebrated his 96th birthday doing what he loves most - playing rugby for Stirling CountyWolfhounds against a Welsh touring team of mixed ability players Swansea Gladiators.