Slim the Lineman is the story of Leslie W. Morrison (1899-1974), and his journey north from his family home in South Carolina to work for the Philadelphia Electric Company as a foreman in charge of building the high-tension line through the Great Valley and King of Prussia, from the Conowingo Dam to Bridgeport. According to sources at PECO, a book was written that was loosely based on his life, and later a Hollywood movie starring Henry Fonda. Learn about his colorful life and his contributions to Montgomery County.
Slim the Lineman is presented by J. Michael Morrison, a native of King of Prussia. A 1974 graduate of Eastern University in St. Davids, PA, Morrison is currently involved in kitchen, bathroom, and architectural interior design. His background in Historic Restoration and Architectural Design has given him a unique perspective as it relates to the identification of historic locations long since lost to progress. He is the author of two books about the hsitory of King of Prussia.
The Making History Greater series features scholars, authors, and historians who are currently working on telling new stories about the complexity of our region’s history. Saturday presentations begin at 12:30 with a social gathering and light refreshments. Lectures begin at 1:00 and last for about an hour with time for questions at the end. This program is free and open to the public.