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What is the origin of the name Wissahickon?

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It is thought to be a corruption of one of two possible Lenni Lenape terms: Wissauchsickan, meaning yellow stream, or Wisamican, meaning catfish stream. Source: Donehoo, Dr. George. A History of the Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania. Harrisburg: Telegraph Press, 1928. p. 257 974. more
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