The first USS Lehigh was a Passaic -class monitor launched 17 January 1863 by Reaney, Son & Archbold , Chester, Pennsylvania , under a subcontract from John Ericsson ; and commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard 15 April 1863, Commander John Guest in command.

After repairs at Port Royal, South Carolina , Lehigh rejoined the fleet off Charleston 13 January 1864, was assigned to picket duty, and during the following year kept up an intermittent fire on various enemy fortifications in Charleston Harbor . In March 1865, Lehigh rejoined the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and served in the James River through the end of the Civil War . She decommissioned at League Island Navy Yard on 9 June 1865.

Laid up and under repairs at League Island for a decade, Lehigh was recommissioned on 15 December 1875, with Commander George A. Stevens in command, and served as practice and school ship at the U.S. Naval Academy . In April 1876, she was assigned to the North Atlantic Station , and operated in the vicinity of Port Royal.

Lynn Simpson Beedle was the founder and long-time director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, an organization with enormous influence over the world's view of modern skyscrapers. During his half-century of work at Lehigh, he helped generate a steady stream of international visibility for the engineering school, thanks in part to his work at Fritz Lab.

Beedle was born near San Francisco in 1917 at the conclusion of World War I to Granville and Mary Beedle. He made his home in the Bay Area for the first 30 years of his life and attended UC Berkeley, where he received a B.S. in civil engineering with a minor in architecture. During World War II he was recruited by the Navy to perform underwater explosion research at the Norfolk Shipyard in Virginia. He met his future wife Ella while he was in the service, and together they had four sons and a daughter. In 1946, he was the officer-in-charge for the Bikini Atomic Bomb Tests that were conducted by the Navy in preparation for the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Beedle came to Lehigh in 1947 as an instructor in civil engineering. He enrolled in the university's engineering graduate school with a major in structural engineering and a minor in metallurgy, and in 1949 received his M.S. Three years later he completed his Ph.D., and in 1957 was promoted to full professor. (In 1978 he was named a University Distinguished Professor.)

The first USS Lehigh was a Passaic -class monitor launched 17 January 1863 by Reaney, Son & Archbold , Chester, Pennsylvania , under a subcontract from John Ericsson ; and commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard 15 April 1863, Commander John Guest in command.

After repairs at Port Royal, South Carolina , Lehigh rejoined the fleet off Charleston 13 January 1864, was assigned to picket duty, and during the following year kept up an intermittent fire on various enemy fortifications in Charleston Harbor . In March 1865, Lehigh rejoined the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and served in the James River through the end of the Civil War . She decommissioned at League Island Navy Yard on 9 June 1865.

Laid up and under repairs at League Island for a decade, Lehigh was recommissioned on 15 December 1875, with Commander George A. Stevens in command, and served as practice and school ship at the U.S. Naval Academy . In April 1876, she was assigned to the North Atlantic Station , and operated in the vicinity of Port Royal.

Lynn Simpson Beedle was the founder and long-time director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, an organization with enormous influence over the world's view of modern skyscrapers. During his half-century of work at Lehigh, he helped generate a steady stream of international visibility for the engineering school, thanks in part to his work at Fritz Lab.

Beedle was born near San Francisco in 1917 at the conclusion of World War I to Granville and Mary Beedle. He made his home in the Bay Area for the first 30 years of his life and attended UC Berkeley, where he received a B.S. in civil engineering with a minor in architecture. During World War II he was recruited by the Navy to perform underwater explosion research at the Norfolk Shipyard in Virginia. He met his future wife Ella while he was in the service, and together they had four sons and a daughter. In 1946, he was the officer-in-charge for the Bikini Atomic Bomb Tests that were conducted by the Navy in preparation for the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Beedle came to Lehigh in 1947 as an instructor in civil engineering. He enrolled in the university's engineering graduate school with a major in structural engineering and a minor in metallurgy, and in 1949 received his M.S. Three years later he completed his Ph.D., and in 1957 was promoted to full professor. (In 1978 he was named a University Distinguished Professor.)

PHOTO GALLERY: A look over the years at the rivalry between Easton and Phillipsburg in high school football. 2016 marks the 110th meeting of the two teams. 

Scholastic football has been a part of Thanksgiving Day holiday tradition in the Lehigh Valley since Easton and Phillipsburg played on a Turkey Day gridiron almost 100 years ago in 1916.

This was the first time they met on Thanksgiving Day, although the schools had played each other in their modern series since 1905.

The first USS Lehigh was a Passaic -class monitor launched 17 January 1863 by Reaney, Son & Archbold , Chester, Pennsylvania , under a subcontract from John Ericsson ; and commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard 15 April 1863, Commander John Guest in command.

After repairs at Port Royal, South Carolina , Lehigh rejoined the fleet off Charleston 13 January 1864, was assigned to picket duty, and during the following year kept up an intermittent fire on various enemy fortifications in Charleston Harbor . In March 1865, Lehigh rejoined the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and served in the James River through the end of the Civil War . She decommissioned at League Island Navy Yard on 9 June 1865.

Laid up and under repairs at League Island for a decade, Lehigh was recommissioned on 15 December 1875, with Commander George A. Stevens in command, and served as practice and school ship at the U.S. Naval Academy . In April 1876, she was assigned to the North Atlantic Station , and operated in the vicinity of Port Royal.

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