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Laurys Station | What's in a Name?

Laurys Station | What's in a Name?

On this episode of What's in a Name?, Mike Flynn is back with another exploration of Lehigh Valley history, this time traveling to the village of Laurys Station in North Whitehall Township.

Mike speaks with Pastor James Gottwald and historian Keith Butler from St. John's United Church of Christ to talk about the history of the community, from its original name of Slate Dam and the impact of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, to the contributions of David Laury — the dutiful local station manager, postmaster, hotelier, and presidential elector...among many other roles.

Learn more about the many landmarks and locations around the Lehigh Valley on What's in a Name?, with new episodes airing the last Thursday of every month at 5:44 PM during All Things Considered.

(Original air-date: 1/26/23)

Mike Flynn is the local host for WDIY's Thursday broadcast of NPR's All Things Considered.
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