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Capturing Shawmont Station before its $1,000,000 preservation begins – the oldest extant passenger rail station in America

Originally a 18' by 36' stone house (Wissahickon Schist), the structure wouldn't have stood out from the other country homes in this part of Philadelphia, at the tip of the Manayunk Reach, situated at the end of today's Manayunk Canal Towpath.

Testing WordPress Gutenberg on a high volume news site

Last Thursday I activated Gutenberg and the Classic Editor on OnwardState.com. Since Friday just over half of the 33 posts published have gone through the Gutenberg editor. In that time I have started to gather some feedback about the editorial experience. Note that I did this without any documentation of the tool, I just switched it to be the default and waited to see what happened.

Water, sand, and societal change

What do you know about fluid dynamics? I'll be honest, my understand is lay at best. But what little I know is still instructive for understanding ~~SOCIETAL CHANGE~~.

As in restaurants so in news

Since radio and TV transformed us into a mass audience, our media too has gravitated towards consolidation. But as in the restaurant industry, it may be possible to elicit a change in consumer behavior. What would it look like to inspire Americans en masse that they should read local?

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