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December 06, 2016
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Not your great-great-grandfather’s river; How times have changed

Surrounded by piles of Hemlock tanbark, workers fill a railcar with the valuable commodity, harvested for its tannin, which was used in tanning leather. (Photo taken in Leetonia, Tioga County, PA, circa 1900)
Photo courtesy PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

[Greg Belcamino is an avid trout fisherman and president of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, a land trust working in partnership with landowners and communities to conserve the natural heritage and quality of life in the Upper Delaware River region.]