Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1776/00/00 Leiper buys a tract of land with a mill at a waterfall in Crum Creek along Yale Avenue at the Swarthmore-Nether Providence township border. Owner Thomas Leiper Estate Wallingford
1778/11/03 Elizabeth Coultas Gray marries Thomas Leiper in Whitby Hall, Philadelphia, PA. Groom Whitby Hall, Haverford Haverford, PA
1785/00/00 Strath Haven is built as a summer home for Thomas Leiper. He named the estate after his birthplace in Strathaven, Scotland. Born Thomas Leiper Estate Wallingford
1810/00/00 Leiper builds a railway (lost) from his quarries on Crum creek to his landing on Ridley creek, 1809-1810. Leiper's 0.75 mile long tramway is the first railroad in America. Single car trains with flanged iron wheels are pulled by horses on wooden rails. Work Thomas Leiper Estate Wallingford Birth of the American Railroads
1825/07/06 Thomas Leiper, Patriot and inventor, dies at his Nether Providence Estate. Died Thomas Leiper Estate Wallingford
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