Bethlehem, PA, by Nicholas Garrison, 1784.
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Color landscape of Bethlehem,Pa.

Credit: Courtesy of the Moravian Archives

Founded in 1741 by Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinendorf in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley as a new home for German Moravians in North America, Bethlehem soon became the largest Moravian settlement in the New World. It would remain closed to outsiders until 1844.

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