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To learn more about this history of Crum Creek, please feel free to download or read on-line The Flow of History along the Crum Creek, by Professor Walt Cressler (West Chester University of Pennsylvania) which provides a detailed chronicle of the post-colonial history of human activity around the Crum Creek, with some natural history and some pre-colonial history alongside.

Cressler, W. (2022). The Flow of History along Crum Creek. Retrieved from

Below with Professor Cressler’s permission, we include an excerpt on the natural history and human geography of the stretch of Crum Creek that flows through Swarthmore College campus: The Flow of History along Crum Creek [pdf]