16 Roads, Bridges, and Places worth knowing about in Lancaster County

If you love old maps like I do, then you will enjoy this one from 1978…

1978 map of Lancaster County’s creeks, towns, and hills

If you love old maps like I do, then you will enjoy this one from 1978…

Baumgardner’s Mill: Grinding out property disputes, sabotage, and foul play

Today Baumgardner's Mill sits quietly along Covered Bridge Road in Pequea Township. But more than 100…

Southeast view of the City of Lancaster in 1978

If you love old maps like I do, then you will enjoy this one from 1978…

Take a trip back in time with this historic canoeing guide to the Conestoga

In 1976 the Conestoga Valley Association created a detailed canoeing guide to the historic Conestoga that…

Where did Lake Aldred get its name?

Located on the Susquehanna between Safe Harbor and Holtwood lies the 2,400-acre body of water known…

River Guide: Ranck’s Mill

Ranck's Mill was a once-prominent, but now nearly forgotten, location along the Conestoga.

1978 Map of Lake Aldred on the Susquehanna River

If you love old maps like me, then you will enjoy this one from 1978 showing…

Mr. Washington Goes to Lancaster

It's Presidents' Day! As such, we celebrate the life of George Washington. But did you know…

The forgotten winter tradition of ‘snowing the bridge’

Before cars, it was customary for the local farmer to snow a covered bridge after each…

1978 Map of Lancaster County Central Park

If you love old maps like I do, then you will enjoy this one from 1978…

Map of Native American paths in Lancaster County

If you love old maps like I do, then you will enjoy this one from 1978…

1978 map of Lancaster County’s Covered Bridges

In 1978 Lancaster County had 34 covered bridges. Today, it's 29. Here's a great map showing…

Uncovering the history of the Safe Harbor Iron Works

In 1846, Reeves Abbot & Company from Philadelphia selected the area near the mouth of the…

The day Columbia residents were treated to 200,000 gallons of free beer!

On June 23, 1932, at the height of Prohibition, Columbia residents enjoyed six hours of free…

Phantom Places: Wabank House. What happened to this ‘fashionable and favorite place of summer resort’?

Built in 1855 along the banks of the Conestoga, the Wabank House was a "fashionable and…

Unlock the secrets of Kepler Lodge—Martic Forge’s ironmaster mansion, YWCA, and Jewish Community Center

Built in 1735 and used by millionaire ironmaster Robert Coleman between 1793 and 1805, Kepler Lodge…

A Brief History of Lampeter

Blink while driving on 741, and you'll miss the small hamlet of Lampeter. However, the area…

Portage Party: Retracing the path of early fur traders between the Conestoga and Schuylkill watersheds

On December 30, "a group of intrepid history buffs" met in Berks County to reenact a…

Enjoy the 40-page 1929 City of Lancaster Comprehensive Plan

Enjoy the 40-page 1929 City of Lancaster Comprehensive Plan. It's data analysis and policies guided the…