Fancy a swim to Philly?

The New Era, Aug 12, 1921, p2


Do you fancy yourself a good swimmer? Imagine a time a full century ago and more when swimming across the Delaware River was a right of passage for Riverton youngsters.

Here are some more clippings from that era.


Published by

John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023

One thought on “Fancy a swim to Philly?”

  1. Having grown up(?) in Riverton in the 50’s&60’s I’ve never heard that story or swimming across the Delaware. Quite interesting.

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