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04/07/2011

The Science Behind Philadelphia’s City Squares

Philadelphia is a city rich with scientific history.  Of the four main squares in its downtown area, it is interesting to note that three are named after people who have had at least some association with science:  James Logan, Benjamin Franklin, and David Rittenhouse.  The fourth is named after George Washington, who was a surveyor by occupation early on in his career, an endeavor based on detailed knowledge of mathematics.

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Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science

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