Marple's Hometown Monthly Magazine
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Author: Doug Humes

Miss America…in Broomall!

Pennsylvania has had five Miss Americas, but only one of them lived in Broomall for 33 years.

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Ratifying the U.S. Constitution

Each September we recognize Constitution Day, September 17th, to celebrate the U.S. Constitution. Over four months…

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The West Chester Trolley

Photos courtesy of Marple Historical Society  West Chester Pike has been a witness to the…

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Marple Newtown High School Yearbooks Saved!

By Doug Humes Photos courtesy of Marple Historical Society By virtue of being involved in…

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History of the “Blue Route”

Photos courtesy of Newtown Square Historical Society Marple was a country crossroads for much of…

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Howard Johnson’s in Broomall

Howard Johnson of Boston opened up a restaurant in Quincy, Massachusetts, specializing in ice cream, hamburgers and hot dogs.

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The 1950s Cold War Came to Delco

World  War II ended in August 1945, but the “Cold War” essentially began at the same time. The struggle between democratic capitalism and authoritarian communism lasted for most of the 20th century.

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George Brooke Lindsay

My daily commute takes me to the traffic light at Sproul and Marple Roads, where I have time to ponder the residents of the Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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Preserving the Lincoln Banner

During the contentious election of 1860, with four candidates running for President, each candidate’s backers…

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The Underground Railroad in Marple

While the Pennsylvania  Railroad branch did not start until 1894, Marple had a very active railroad prior to the Civil War: the Underground Railroad.

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