Just a short Diary entry to commemorate Norristown's 203rd birthday. The town was incorporated on March 31, 1812.
At the time, it was a mere handful of square blocks downtown between Stony Creek and about Green Street. But there was already a courthouse and the Public Square, and a lot of enthusiasm and town pride.
We've grown both in area and population in the last 2 centuries. It wasn't that long ago--just a few decades--that we still had enthusiasm and town pride. Time to reclaim that. We can give it to ourselves as a birthday present.
Happy Birthday, N-town!