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The American Revolution comes to Lancaster

When did the American Revolution begin for Lancaster? June 15, 1774.

‘Spanish Flu’ in Lancaster

COVID-19 isn't the first pandemic to strike Lancaster. In 1918, "Spanish Flu" exacted its toll on…

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…

Haunted Lancaster: The White Werewolf and the Full Moon Curse of Shock Graveyard

Invoking the cemetery’s curse is devilishly simple. Those foolish enough to walk the perimeter of the…

Haunted Lancaster: All aboard! The Rock Point Tunnel Railroad Ghost

Even if you don't believe in ghosts, Chickies Rock is a place of death. At least…

Haunted Lancaster: The Witch Sisters and Chiquesalunga’s Curse

Three witch sisters once lived in a small house atop Chiques Hill. Rather than leave their…

Haunted Lancaster: How a doomed ferry crossing, dynamite, and grief lead to watery deaths on the Susquehanna

At its peak before the completion of Columbia's first bridge in 1814, 15 different ferries were…

Haunted Lancaster: The sad tale of Lover’s Leap at Chickies Rock

Even if you don't believe in ghosts or spectral apparitions, Chickies Rock is a place of…

Haunted Lancaster: The Legend of Ironville’s Headless Horseman

Legend says that on cold autumn nights in the five minutes before midnight, the sounds of…