Thomas Brown lived as a boy at Sterner’s Mill. His home was taken by eminent domain and demolished to create Nockamixon State Park.
The mill now lies below the surface, along with the remains of covered bridges, stone farmhouses, settlers’ graves, and the Indian Cave.
Mr. Brown will talk about the research and history behind the writing of his historical fiction, “The Land of Three Houses,” set in the 1790s in the Tohickon Valley at Sterner’s Mill, on Wednesday, April 24th, 7:00pm, at the Hilltown Township Building, 13 W. Creamery Road and Route 152, Silverdale.
The abundant water power of Bucks County powered gristmills, sawmills, and industries that grew the country. Pennsylvania super-fine flour was a sought-after commodity that was a source of wealth for enterprising individuals.
This program is sponsored by the Historical Society of Hilltown Township, and is free (donations appreciated). For info call 267-614-9174.