history of Olney

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From four typewritten pages found at the librarian's desk at the Greater Olney branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 2002.02.19.

The Olney area had little active connection with the Revolutionary war, but Washington's troops maintained an observation tower at what is St. Helena's Church today. From the tower Washington's scouts kept an eye on General Howe's British Army in Philadelphia. Detachments of Washington's Army passed through this area on their way to the Battle of Trenton.




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