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Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)
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The Crooked Billet Inn, although no longer standing,
remains one of the most recognizable and well-loved
spots in Hatboro. It was there where one of Hatboroas
founders, John Dawson, operated an inn and eatery, and where George
Washington ate and slept during his pursuit of the British Army
during the Revolutionary War. It is because of the popularity of
the Crooked Billet Inn that Hatboro was often known simply as aThe
Billet.a There is no confusing Hatboro for anywhere else, since it
is the only town with that name in the United States. First settled
in the early 1700s, Hatboro grew to become an industrial and
educational giant. Hatboro includes, among many others, exceptional
images of the former Loller Academy, which helped Hatboro become an
center in an otherwise rural area. Also highlighted are the
Brewster Aviation Company, and the equipment Brewster manufactured
for the military during World War II. Of course, the Crooked Billet
Inn and the Battle of Crooked Billet, Willow Grove Park, and the
music of John Philip Sousa and Victor Herbert are revisited in
these pages, as well as some lesser-known stories, like those of
the horrors of having two competing phone companies, and the story
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