Posts Tagged ‘Harry K’s Encyclopedia’

Croakers Vs. Boosters

Croakers Vs. Boosters

March 11, 2013  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Civic psychoanalysis? Harry K explores the long history of Philadelphians' complicated relationship with the city > more

Wireless City

Wireless City

January 25, 2013  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K really wants us to know that this city really was a center of technological innovation well into the 20th century. He has a jewel of technological history here, on Philadelphia's integral role in radio--we'll call it WIP (Wireless In Philadelphia) > more

Along The City Branch, The Forgotten Norris Locomotive Works

Along The City Branch, The Forgotten Norris Locomotive Works

November 21, 2012  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

The submerged City Branch railroad--the subject of so much debate today--was not only one of the earliest rail lines in the US, it was also the place where train engine technology was developed and massive manufacturing occurred. The best known of these manufacturers was Baldwin Locomotive Works, but Harry K has the story of another, the early rail powerhouse, Norris Locomotive Works > more

When Voting Was A Public Act

When Voting Was A Public Act

October 23, 2012  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Free men of the Northern Liberties could go to Commissioners' Hall to place their ballot. Harry K traces the history back two centuries > more

Lydia Or Neo-Caesarea Or Alasehir? Just Call It Philadelphia

Lydia Or Neo-Caesarea Or Alasehir? Just Call It Philadelphia

September 12, 2012  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Inspired by Michael Burlando's story last week on "Phillyhenge," Harry K got to thinking about ancient Philadelphia. Where was it and who built it and furthermore, what was William Penn thinking when he named his city "The City of Brotherly Love?" > more