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Haunted Lancaster: Did the Curse of Chickies Rock cause the worst trolley accident in Lancaster County history?

In 1896, the worst trolley accident in Lancaster County history occurred. It killed six people and…

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…

Wooden Nickel proves to be a priceless heirloom. Brief history of wooden nickels in the United States

I recently rediscovered these wooden nickels in a keepsake box buried in the back of a…

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…

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…

Covering a wooden bridge has nothing to do with the horses that use them. Learn why when you visit Lancaster’s second longest.

1,500 covered bridges use to cross the streams and rivers of Pennsylvania. Today 200 remain and…

Side Quest: Revolutionary conspirator and future failed president. Behold the East Orange Street house that sheltered both men.

Would you believe this stately 1749 colonial style mansion in Lancaster City sheltered both a Revolutionary…