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Moravian Industrial Area along Monocacy Creek
40 37' 13 N
75 23' 00W

Bethlehem was formed in 1741 by the Moravians, originally from Moravia, Czechoslovakia. The Moravians came to America to spread the Gospel to the American Indians. The Moravians established the first industrial settlement and economy in Bethlehem. It remained until the 19th century when other immigrants began arriving to work in the Bethlehem Steel mills. Bethlehem remains the third largest industrial area in Pennsylvania, after Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Bethlehem is also the largest city by area in the Lehigh Valley, covering 19.7 square miles.

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Panorama 1 (Taken at 40 37' 15 N, 75 22' 99 W) (524 K)

Panorama 2 (Taken at 40 37' 15 N, 75 22' 99 W) (520 K)

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