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Bethlehem Timeline — 1850 through 1874
1857 Saucona Iron Company chartered (what would become the Bethlehem Steel Company.)
1865 Lehigh University chartered by Judge Asa Packer. South Side becomes a borough.
1866 Fountain Hill named because of the many springs.
1867 Bethlehem Daily Times newspaper begins publishing.
1869 New Street Bridge built.
1870 Broad Street Bridge built.
1872 St. Luke's Hospital opens.
Excerpted in part from: Cressman, Austin M. Historical Bethlehem 1741-1950. c1941.