Eastwick Oral History Project: Leonard Stewart


Eastwick Oral History Project: Leonard Stewart


The Eastwick Oral History Project documents the rich history and complex cultural life of Eastwick — a vibrant community in Southwest Philadelphia in the midst of a public land planning process. The oral history project is a close collaboration between the Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition (EFNC) and the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities.


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"I always really liked the open spaces ‘cause you know I like to go outdoors and stuff, fishing, I still go fishing a lot. Then I used to go hunting a lot of the time. My father and a lot of his friends, some of the guys from the church, always liked the outdoors. I remember we used to go deer hunting, and we would…. So ya know, I like the outdoors. And one thing, when I moved out there, I said oh yeah since my wife liked it, I knew I was right there on the Heinz, ‘cause I used to take my nephew down here fishing in the 60s but because when Heinz was just a big impoundment. So, I kind of knew the area, and I loved the open spaces, and would take the dog and we would just walk all around, ya know, so I enjoyed it."

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Eastwick Oral History Project, “Eastwick Oral History Project: Leonard Stewart,” Schuylkill River & Urban Waters Research Corps Archive, accessed October 22, 2018, http://schuylkillcorps.org/items/show/58.

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