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September 26, 2016
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Not your great-great-grandfather’s river; How times have changed

These bark peelers are hard at work supplying hemlock bark for the tanning industry. In 1900 Pennsylvania was the largest leather-producing state in the nation. (Photo taken in the Hammersely region of Clinton County, PA.)
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.]