More than just a farming community turned residential over time, Southern Lehigh has a diverse past the includes mines, mills, factories, taverns, and baseball.
A trip through the area today is like looking through a scrapbook of early American towns and the industries and the pasttimes that fueled them.
No one identifier can be used to describe the area.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Kelly Ann Butterbaugh resides in Southern Lehigh and works with both the Coopersburg and Lower Milford historical societies to preserve the history of the area. As a young girl she wanted to be a writer and enjoyed looking through old photographs and walking around the abandoned Thomas Iron buildings behind her grandparents' house. Combining both interests, Kelly became an English teacher in both public school and college as well as a freelance writer. She has written four history books and multiple articles for national and local magazines and newspapers.