Meet ‘Devil Dave’ Miller: The Colorful Sheriff of Lancaster County

One of the expectations for the local sheriff is that he put people in jail, not…

Curious carvings on Conestoga Boulevard

Mystery abounds in Lancaster County, especially the closer you get to the Susquehanna. A short distance…

Visiting Safe Harbor’s petroglyphs during a low water event

Last week, I had a once-a-year opportunity to venture out to see the petroglyphs at Safe…

Soldiers and Sailors Monument: honoring America’s veterans

It's Memorial Day. Located in the heart of Penn Square is Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Original…

The History of Lancaster County’s Borders

Happy Birthday, Lancaster County! It was on this day, May 10, in 1729 that Lancaster County…

Canassatego and the Great Seal of the United States

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the second graders at Lafayette Elementary about Native…

Christopher Franciscus: the Daniel Boone of Lampeter

Christopher Franciscus was the pioneering character who wrestled a wolf while taming a wilderness here in…

Side Quest: Marietta’s Mystery Monument – ‘Speak, friend, and enter.’

It doesn't get any better than this: enigmatic petroglyphs with possible secret society connections hidden on…

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…