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                 the Flow
It may be more creek than river, but that hasn’t stopped the Brandywine’s evolution as a recreational playground.
By Roger Morris | Photos by Jim Graham
Through history, the Brandywine Valley has meant many things to many people. Its waters gather in the Pennsylvania countryside, flowing south through the woodland hills of Delaware, where they meet the tidal Christina River. For Native Americans, the area was both home and hunting grounds. For land-hungry immigrants from Europe, it was farmland. Later, the valley transitioned into a water- powered manufacturing juggernaut before falling into
a period of decline as mills were abandoned and many farms lay fallow.
Today, the Brandywine Valley, with its harmonious blend of private and public lands, has taken on a new 27

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