The Early History of Souderton

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The Early History of Souderton

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Many folks in the Living Branches community may remember the hustle and bustle of Souderton in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. But centuries before that, before roads, bridges, trains, or modern industry, there were pioneering people forming the town that many now call home. This course will dive into the early history of Souderton, from its first Welsh settlers, to the early days of the railroad and the town’s industrial boom, to the turn-of-the-century Souderton that shaped the community as we know it today. Learn the long passed, but not forgotten, history of Souderton.

About the Instructor: Dan Yocum – An eighth generation Soudertonian and great-great-great grandson of Henry O. Souder, the founder of Souderton, Dan Yocum has a love for the history of this community. He serves the community in various ways, highlighting our rich past whenever possible. Dan is the small business administrator for Univest Bank and Trust Co, where he also oversees the historical archives. In his not-so-free time, Dan is an elected member of the Souderton Borough Council and is a founding member of the Souderton-Telford Historical Society. He serves as the financial secretary and museum chair of the Perseverance Volunteer Fire Company and president of Souderton-Telford Rotary Club.


February 3
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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