The town served its young country well during the Revolution. Middletown served as a supply depot for the Revolutionary Armies. General Sullivan's boats were built here. Local farms provisioned his troops. The Swatara Ferry House (Old Fort) is reported to have housed Hessian prisoners.
On 28 March 1979 - 34 years ago today - Middletown and the world watched and waited in horror and confusion as radioactive steam leaked from Three Mile Island . A series of events occurred causing what has become known as the worst nuclear accident in US history.
NOTE: Photos are from Ebay.