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History in our midst

What I love about our area is the glimpses of history around us. Driving out via Valley Forge Park to Phoenixville along Route 252 North a little before you get to Route 23 you see the bridge below. Recently repaired after a truck clipped the side and demolished a portion of it it is a glimpse of days gone by. 

Valley Forge Covered bridge

There is parking close by and a lovely trail along the river or creek bank under the shade of trees. It is popular with those who want an easy flat walk and those who will challenge the hill it sits at the bottom of for a more adventurous hike as well.

There was a foundry situated along this side of the creek allowing the Americans to make bullets and cannon balls should the English attack the camp at Valley Forge. The two hills this sits between are called Mount Misery and Mount Joy.

Dam in Valley Forge

There are lots of historical homes in our area as well, should you be interested in purchasing or selling one contact Nick Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.,, office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543. 

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I have lived all my life on the west coast, Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 , and have thoroughly enjoyed the historical areas on the east coast I have had a chance to see through my handful of trips there. Thanks for sharing your part of the country and its history.

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) 12 months ago

Nick and Trudi,

Everytime we travel to the East Coast, we aways feel the history of our nation.  I have not been to Pennsylvania except as a youngster.  It would be fun to go back.  I am wonderfing who named the mountains, Misery and Joy.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 12 months ago

Nick and Trudy.

This looks like an amazing place.


Posted by Shahar Hillel, Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer. (Augusta Financial Inc.) 12 months ago

Nick, your area is beautiful, and what a beautiful bridge.   We don't have any like yours!   Nice write up encouraging potential buyers to check it out.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 12 months ago

Great photos Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543  I especially like the waterfall I  can almost hear the water

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 12 months ago

Oh, I have a thing for bridges - especially old ones! They remind me of my youth and camping & hiking in the mountains with my father. 

Love your area, Nick. Great shots - keep the pictures coming!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 months ago

Lynnea Miller you are welcome, this is a beautiful area to live and enjoy.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel that I don't know, something for me to discover and blog about.

Shahar Hillel it is a great place



Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 12 months ago

Joan Cox thank you, it does tend to get a little dirty and mildewed because of the trees, they have now banned trucks and busses from using it as that was thought to be what damaged it.

Hannah Williams it was a cooling moment during the heat of the day

Debe Maxwell, CRS we don't have a lot of covered bridges in our area, but this is a beauty.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 12 months ago

Nick and Trudy

Valley Forge is deep in history . . . . and it's a great American story.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) 11 months ago

Nick and Trudy

 I like the photo of the cover bridge.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) 11 months ago

What a tranquil looking spot... despite the names and the tumultuous history.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) 11 months ago

What beautiful photos of a beautiful area of our country, Nick. You really do live in an area full of history.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) 11 months ago

What a charming and beautiful place to live and I like the idea that there's so much history to explore! What an inspiration and also a good reason to buy property in your area! 

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 11 months ago

What a beautiful set of photos.  I love covered bridges.  You don't get to see them too much any more.  Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) 11 months ago

You live in a beautiful area for history. I would love to come check it out again.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 11 months ago

Good Morning Nick and Trudy - that is what I loved about growning up in the area.  We were filled with history and beauty.  I have been along those roads many times.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 11 months ago

thanks for sharing this little bit of history with us - I love hearing about the local history of different regions

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 10 months ago

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