Martin’s Dam Club was a recreational spot even before its organization in 1924. George R. Park, a long time resident, purchased the old Martin homestead for his family in 1906. Mr. Park established an informal club at the location built on the site of Henry Zook’s dam. Many came to enjoy swimming in the cool spring-fed waters of the dam.
The Valley Forge Convention Center opened in 1972 as a hotel/movie theater complex. The center was completed in 1973 and underwent a series of changes and expansions. The movie theaters were converted to convention space, a second hotel building was added in the 1980s, and in 2009, a casino was added to the property. (Courtesy of the King of Prussia
Noted artist, Harry Deuber, was born in Gulph Mills in 1937. He lived there plus King Manor for a time, but eventually relocated to Spokane, WA, in 1958. His unique style of artwork included scenes of Conshohocken and Gulph Mills. Mr. Deuber created a number of logos while working for an ad agency, including the Ziggy character for Ziegler Building
On July 4, 1846, a concert was held in one of largest chambers of Port Kennedy Cave. Several hundred people were present. This cavern was an object of considerable curiosity during the brief period it was open to visitors. (Courtesy of the King of Prussia Historical Society) E-History Fact published 7/03/2015 Upper Merion Township E-Newsletter