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Bethlehem Timeline — 1825 through 1849
1826 First iron furnace in PA (Beckel's).
1829 Lehigh Canal opened.
1830 First public printing establishment opened. First zinc ore found on Jacob Ueberroth's farm.
1836 First public school classes started.
1844 End of period during which Bethlehem was an exclusive Moravian settlement.
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1845 Bethlehem becomes a borough.
1846 First bi-weekly newspaper, die Biene. Dr. Francis Henry Oppelt opens his water cure
Excerpted in part from: Cressman, Austin M. Historical Bethlehem 1741-1950. c1941.