History of Bethlehem, PA: 1741

Founded by Moravians, on land acquired from William Allen, at the forks of the Lehigh River and Monocacy Creek, upon their leaving Nazareth, Pa, (See 1740 Nazareth). They thrived; much credit for such success can be attributed to the communal system they used. In 1762, Bethlehem built the first water-works in America to pump water for public use.

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