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Lancaster’s Darkest Chapter: The Massacre of the Conestoga Indians

On December 27, 1763, the Paxton Boys broke into the Lancaster County Workhouse and slaughtered the…

Lititz answers the call of freedom; becomes a hospital town for Revolutionary War wounded

For eight months in 1778, the town of Lititz served as a hospital caring for hundreds…

A brief history of booze and the origins of other alcoholic terms

As with other American pastimes, alcohol and related activities developed colorful terms each with fascinating etymologies. 

America’s first documented Christmas tree was here in Lancaster

Many of America's Yuletide customs were brought to Pennsylvania by European immigrants. Of them, a various…

The surprising message of Lancaster’s first commercial telegraph

Lancaster was home to the first commercial telegraph in 1846 after Morse's successful proof of concept…

Discover the hidden obelisk that honors the nine pioneers who settled Harford Township

Hidden deep in the forests of Susquehanna County in the heart of NEPA is the Nine…