It’s been raining.
Quite a bit.
It’s safe to say that fishing on the East Branch of the Perkiomen won’t be “right” for a while.
A couple of miles downstream, here’s the Perkiomen Bridge in Collegeville.
It cost $60,000 in 1799. There was a lottery to raise funds to build it. It’s one of the oldest bridges in regular use in the state.
1867: Toll house erected on the Perkiomen Bridge. Local citizens throw the gate into the creek and burn the toll house.
Our national attitudes have really mellowed in one hundred and forty years.