Easton is a city in and the county seat of Northampton County, United States. The city's population was 26,800 as of the 2010 census. Easton is located at the confluence of the Delaware River and the Lehigh River 55 miles north of Philadelphia and 70 miles west of New York City. Easton is the easternmost city in the Lehigh Valley, a region of 731 square miles, home to more than 800,000 people. Together with Allentown and Bethlehem, the Valley embraces the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metropolitan area, including Lehigh and Carbon counties within Pennsylvania, Warren County in the adjacent state of New Jersey. Easton is the smallest of the three Lehigh Valley cities, with one-fourth of the population of the largest Lehigh Valley city, Allentown. In turn, this metropolitan area comprises Pennsylvania's third-largest metropolitan area and the state's largest and most populous contribution to the greater New York City metropolitan area; the city is split up into four sections: Historic Downtown, which lies directly to the north of the Lehigh River, to the west of the Delaware River, continuing west to Sixth Street.
The boroughs of Wilson, West Easton, Glendon are directly adjacent to the city. The greater Easton area consists of the city, three townships, three boroughs. Centre Square, the town square of the city's Downtown neighborhood, is home to the Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument, a memorial for Easton area veterans killed during the American Civil War; the Peace Candle, a candle-like structure, is assembled and disassembled every year atop the Civil War monument for the Christmas season. The Norfolk Southern Railway's Lehigh Line, runs through Easton on its way to Bethlehem and Allentown heading west and to Phillipsburg, New Jersey just across the Delaware River; the Lenape Native Americans referred to the area as "Lechauwitank", or "The Place at the Forks". The site of the future city was part of the land obtained from the Delawares by the Walking Purchase. Thomas Penn set aside a 1,000 acres tract of land at the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware rivers for a town. Easton was settled by Europeans in 1739 and founded in 1752, was so named at the request of Penn.
As Northampton County was being formed at this time, Easton was selected as its county seat. During the French and Indian War, the Treaty of Easton was signed here by the British colonial government of the Province of Pennsylvania and the Native American tribes in the Ohio Country, including the Shawnee and Lenape. Easton was an important military center during the American Revolutionary War. During the Revolutionary War, Easton had a military hospital. On 18 June 1779, General John Sullivan led 2,500 Continentals from Easton to engage British Indian allies on the frontier. Easton was one of the first three places, it is claimed that the Easton flag was flown during that reading, making it one of the first "Stars and Stripes" to fly over the colonies. This flag was used by a militia company during the War of 1812, serves as Easton's municipal flag. Sited at the confluence of the flowing Lehigh River's waters with the more stately waters of the deeper wider Delaware, Easton became a major commercial center during the canal and railroad periods of the 19th century, when it would become a transportation hub for the eastern steel industry.
The Delaware Canal, was built soon after the lower Lehigh Canal became effective in and reliably delivering much needed anthracite coal, into more settled lands along the rivers. And the Morris would serve to connect the developing Coal Regions to the north and west, to the fuel starved iron works to the west, the commercial port of Philadelphia to the south, to the many home owners seeking fuel for heat within Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Seeing other ways of exploiting the new fuel source, other entrepreneurs moved to connect across the Delaware River reaching into the New York City area to the east via a connection with the Morris Canal in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, so the town became a canal nexus or hub from which the Coal from Mauch Chunk reached the world; the early railroads were built to parallel and speed shipping along transportation corridors, by the late 1860s the Lehigh and Susquehanna Railroad and Lehigh Valley Railroad were built to augment the bulk traffic through the canals and provide lucrative passenger travel services.
The LVRR, known as'the Black Diamond Line' would boast the twice daily "Black Diamond Express" daily passenger trains to and from New York City and Buffalo, New York via Easton. The Central Railroad of New Jersey, would lease and operate the LH&S tracks from the 1870s until the Conrail consolidations absorbed both the Central Railroad of New Jersey and Lehigh Valley Railroad in 1966. Today, the Lehigh Valley Railroad's main line is the only major rail line that goes through Easton and is now known as the Lehigh Line.
William McFadden Orr, FRS was a British and Irish mathematician. He was born in Comber, County Down and educated at Methodist College Belfast and Queen's College, Belfast under John Purser, before entering St John's College and graduating as Senior Wrangler in 1888, he was elected a fellow of his college, became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1909. He was appointed professor of mathematics at the Royal College of Science for Ireland in 1892 and professor of pure mathematics and applied mathematics when the college merged with University College Dublin in 1926, he retired in 1933 and died in 1934, is interred in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin. Orr–Sommerfeld equation
Rudy Nicoletti is an electronic music producer, working behind many dance records and electronic music projects across Europe. 2013 on, he begins to release music through his own name. Rudy is co-owner to Out of System Records, a New York and Rome based recording label, specialized in electronic music. Rudy Nicoletti has long worked with the late Graziano Pegoraro, producer of countless international hits from Tracy Spencer's ‘Run To Me’ in the 80s to T42's ‘Run To You’ in the 90s, together they have released tracks on massive dance compilations such as MP3 Compilation, PlayDJ and DJ Voice, through F. M. A. Nocolors, Krone Records, Global Underground, Crisler and Netswork. In 2008, Rudy's single ‘Hot Looking Babes’ aka CP & Co, was chosen by Global Underground for the ‘Ibiza Afterhours Vol.2’ compilation and Paul Van Dyk opened his Vonyc Sessions with it at the WMC in Miami the same year. Another single, ‘To Da House’, was the 13th most charted electro house track on Junodownload in 2011 and tracks like ‘Du Auch’ and ‘Set It Free’ reached No. 1 in Rimini Disco Più Minimal House Sales Chart always at the end of the same year.
During Summer 2012, Rudy was featured in the prestigious ‘MEId in Italy: Speciale Estate’ Compilation edited by MEI featuring the most important independent music in Italy. 2013, nl:Nathalie Aarts, from acclaimed and successful dance act it:The Soundlovers, it:Kim Lukas stood on top of the Italian Dance Network chart with ‘Sad Girl for over two months. 2014 sees four new singles via Out of System Records, distributed by AWAL, a division of Kobalt Label Group, preceding the release of the instrumental dance album "Filler". In 2015 two more albums are released, ‘Impressive’ and ‘Expressive’, along with ‘Dark Techno’ Compilation and ‘Dj Set Series: Rudy Nicoletti Techno’. E-ternal "Let The Rhythm" Joshua 3 "Girl" French Kiss "Tu M’Aime Toujours" Cp & Co "Hot Looking Babes"" Cp & Co "Superficial"" Miko Mission "I’ve Been Thinking About You" Pyramide "Where Are You Flying?" PK Plane "Of My Soul" Digital Talent "Microphone" T42 feat Sharp "Run to You" Rudy Nicoletti "You like The Taste" Rudy Nicoletti "To Da House" Rudy Nicoletti "Du Auch" Bandhits "Did You See It?"
Lake Koast "Now Get To Sleep" Earthquake "Set It Free" Lovecraft "Always Wonder Why" Rudy Nicoletti "Apart" Nathalie Aarts & Kim Lucas "Sad Girl" Italy Kobalt Music Group Rudy Nicoletti: il ritorno è Impressive! Trismix #11 Miko Mission "Thinking Of You" Official Site Spotify iTunes Discogs DJS: MOST CHARTED - ELECTRO HOUSE - MOST CHARTED IN 2011 IDN TOP20 Dance Chart Week: 26 T42 Featuring Sharp – Run To You 2010 This article incorporates text by Rudy Nicoletti available under the CC BY 4.0 license