By the 1830's the town limits were still between North and South streets in one direction and "Back street" (Canal), and River street in the other. Northampton street was the outlet to Philadelphia and New York, by four-horse stage coaches. The hills just east of town were charming Oak woods from a line east from South street and the foot of the hills, covered with what was then called "Ross Woods." In this woods, were caught flying squirrels, and shot wild pigeons for many a pot-pie. It was a delightful place in which to roam on a warm summer day. The pigeons which in the spring and fall of the olden time were in such large flocks, stretching often, in extent, across our valley from one mountain to the other, thousands not to say millions of them.
The ground below South street was farm land. There were a few houses on South Main street some distance down.
Every house hoisted the water from a well by a windlass and crank. The water from these wells was of various quality, mostly too hard for Monday's wash day. Barrels and hogsheads were used to catch the rain water from the roofs; also utilized to raise mosquitoes.