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Northwest of Easton, just below the Kittatinny Ridge, is a band of hills known as the Slate Belt. Their commercial exploitation began in 1848 with the arrival from Wales of Robert M. Jones. Other Welsh immigrants followed, establishing Bangor—the largest and most prosperous community of the Slate Belt, named for a town in Wales. A surprisingly urbane collection of downtown buildings attests to Bangor's past significance.

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George E. Thomas

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