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Douglas Macfarlan, The Wissahickon Mills, 3 vols., 1949, [typescript], (Free Library of Philadelphia Map Department).

James F. Magee, Jr., Wissahickon Valley Industrial Mills, Colonial and Revolutionary, 1934, [typescript], (Free Library of Philadelphia Map Department).

Charles V. Hagner, Early History of the Falls of Schuylkill, (Philadelphia, 1869).

The Royal Road to Wealth, An Illustrated History of the Successful Business Houses of Philadelphia
, (Philadelphia, 1869).

George Allen, "The Rittenhouse Paper Mill and Its Founders," Mennonite Quarterly Review, 1942, Vol. 16, pp. 108-128.

John Milner Associates, Inc., "A Preliminary Master Plan Study for Historic Rittenhousetown, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA.," (1988).

James F. Magee, Jr.
"Ancient Mills of the Wissahickon," (newspaper article in four parts), Germantown Telegraph, beginning August 11, 1933, (Germantown Historical Society, Industries Box 1).

Frederick Perry Powers, "The Historic Bridges of Philadelphia," Philadelphia History, vol. 1, no. 11, 1914.

Edwin T. Freedley,
Philadelphia and Its Manufactures, (Philadelphia, 1859).

Joseph Jackson, Encyclopedia of Philadelphia, 4 vols. (Philadelphia, 1933).

John McArthur Harris, Jr., "A Wissahickon Anthology: I - Upstream from the Schuylkill: The Mouth of the Wissahickon and its Mills," Germantown Crier, Vol. 33, No. 3, Summer 1981, pp. 56-62.

J. Leander Bishop, History of American Manufactures, 1608-1860, (1866), pp. 55-56.

"The Electric Transportation System of Fairmount Park, Philadelphia," Street Railway Journal, Vol. XIII, No. 8, (1897).

Jane Mork Gibson, "The Fairmount Waterworks," Bulletin of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Vol. 84, Nos. 360 and 361, Summer 1988.

Jane Mork Gibson, Historical Report, and Susan Stein, Architectural Report, Historic American Engineering Record Collection, Fairmount Water Works, HAER PA-51, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Richard Webster,
Philadelphia Preserved, (Philadelphia, 1976).

Harold E. Cox, The Fairmount Park Trolley, A Unique Philadelphia Experiment, (Printed by Harold E. Cox, 80 Virginia Terrace, Forty Fort, PA 19704, 1970).

Charles E. Peterson, "The Spider Bridge, A Curious Work at the Falls of Schuylkill, 1816," Canal History and Technology Proceedings, vol. v, March 22, 1986.


Hexamer General Surveys.

J. C. Sidney, Map of the Township of Germantown, 1848 (Germantown Historical Society).

John C. Cresson, Wissahickon Creek from its Mouth to Paul's Mill Road, Defining boundaries of land appropriated by the Commissioners of Fairmount Park, For the protection of the purity of the water of said creek and the preservation of the beauty of its scenery, Declared to be a part of Fairmount Park, By act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania approved the 14th day of April A.D. 1868, 1869 (Fairmount Park Historical Files).

Map of Farms and Lots Embraced within the limits of Fairmount Park as appropriated for public use by Act of Assembly Approved the 14th day of April A.D. 1868 (Fairmount Park Historical Files).

Complete Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, Joseph H. Bonsall & Samuel L. Smedley, 1862.

Douglas Macfarlan, Early Mills Along the Wissahickon, (1935, revised 1949), in D. Macfarlan, The Wissahickon Mills, Vol. 1, typescript, 1949 (Free Library of Philadelphia Map Department).

Map of the Grounds of the Centennial Exhibition in Fairmount Park, 1876.

Fairmount Park Lines, Centennial Exposition of 1876.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission/Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Historic Highway Bridges in Pennsylvania, (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1986)

John C. Trautwine, Jr., "The Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad of 1834," Philadelphia History, Vol. 2, No. 7, 1915.