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The Conestoga Horse: The first outstanding horse to be developed in America

Lancaster County had its own horse to pull the Conestoga Wagons (click here to read more…

How Columbia and Millersville nearly became the county seat for Lancaster

Lancaster County's first courthouse was not at Penn Square. It wasn't even in Lancaster City.

Tschantz Graveyard: The final resting place for several of Lancaster’s first settlers and one of the County’s oldest cemeteries

1710 Lancaster County Immigrants In 1710 the first extensive settlement in what would later become Lancaster…

Conestoga Wagon: Century Strong Ship of Inland Commerce

The Conestoga wagon, as known as "the ship of inland commerce," was used for over a…

Haunted treasure lies hidden in Safe Harbor; chaotic spoils of the French & Indian War

In 1870, treasure hunters descended into Safe Harbor. Under the cover of darkness, they searched for…

The Great Ice Flood of 1904 that erased Lancaster County towns from the map

In 1904 an ice flood destroyed towns along the Susquehanna. Flooding far exceeded what occurred in…

Was Lancaster County formed to rid Chester of its “thieves, vagabonds, and ill people”?

Infested with Thieves, Vagabonds, and Ill People In 1728, residents living in the backwoods of Chester…

How millions of potato bugs conspired to cause the worst trolley accident in Lancaster County history

The worst trolley accident in Lancaster County history occurred on Sunday, August 9, 1896, causing the…

How did this Martic Forge property end up with 300 millstones? Learn the history of Flory’s Mill.

After years of driving past this brick wall with embedded millstones, I wondered two things. Why are…

Along the Susquehanna at the mouth of the Conestoga River lies a village born in fire but died from ice. Survey the razed company ghost town of Safe Harbor.

There are three Safe Harbors: the Safe Harbor Hydroelectric Dam, the 1930s Village at Safe Harbor, and…