写真

Photographer's Note

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve is a botanical collection of Pennsylvania native plants in a naturalistic setting. Over two dozen trails lead you through woodlands and meadows showcasing more than 1,000 species of plants specifically native to Pennsylvania. The preserve is open year-round.

The preserve was founded in 1934 when 100 acres of land were set aside by the Washington Crossing Park Commission as a living memorial to the men of George Washington痴 Army who camped in the area in 1776 during the American Revolutionary War. Through the years, the Preserve has become acknowledged as the State Wildflower Preserve of Pennsylvania.

The bridge in the photo is probably one the most photographed bridges in the state of Pennsylvania. It was built in 1938 as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) program. Around that time America was in the midst of an economic depression and this was part of a program set up by then-president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt as a means of building up the economy again.

The body of water in the foreground is called Pidcock Creek and was named for an early settler of Bucks County.
---
Tech: Stitched together from 3 photos.

rmatthews has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 2186
Points: 13
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Linda Richters (richtersl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 992 W: 583 N: 849] (3546)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH