9781596298637

Remembering Lancaster County

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  • ISBN13:

    9781596298637

  • ISBN10:

    1596298634

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-04-26
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Summary

Just East of the Susquehanna Lie the Fertile Farms and Historic Villages of Lancaster County.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
The Susquehanna River
Indian Rock Carvings Draw New Interestp. 13
Examining the River's Potholed Rocksp. 15
Ice in August: Surprise for Early Coal Dredgersp. 18
Lloyd Mifflin Followed the Susquehannap. 20
The City of Lancaster
Lancaster in 1910: A Good, Solid, Family Townp. 23
Lancaster's Terrain: It's All Uphill to the Collegep. 26
When Did Mapmakers Add the City to Their Charts?p. 28
How Lancaster Became One of the Densest Citiesp. 29
Roads, Steamboats, Railroads and Trolleys
Great Wagon Road Linked Lancaster with the Southp. 31
Steamboats Invented Here but Never Traveled Farp. 33
Low-Grade Line Was an Engineering Triumphp. 36
How the Highway Robbers Killed Trolley Servicep. 38
Watt&Shand, Woolworth's and the Brunswick
Watt&Shand Building Links Two Centuriesp. 43
Recalling Better Days for Woolworth's Five-and-Tenp. 46
Brunswick Sold Shoofly Pie la Mode for Thirty-five Centsp. 50
With Demuth Snuff, You Inhaled Whiskey and Soapp. 52
Lancaster at War
Waiting for Hostile Indians to Sweep into Townp. 55
On the Road to Glory: Assault on Fort Wagnerp. 57
Burning the Susquehanna Bridge at Columbiap. 60
A Lancastrian Raised the USS Mainep. 62
Worrying about Saboteurs in World War IIp. 65
Influential Lancastrians
Declaration Signer Was a Reluctant Rebelp. 69
Frederick Muhlenberg, First House Speakerp. 71
When James Buchanan Was Tossed Out of Collegep. 73
Nurses Honor Generosity of a Grieving Motherp. 75
Lancastrian Failed to Deliver First Mail by Airp. 77
Three Thousand Packed Cemetery to Honor Fallen Soldierp. 79
General from Manheim Proved Grit at Bull Runp. 81
Thaddeus Stevens Directed Johnson's Impeachmentp. 84
Artist Caroline Peart Lies in Obscure Cemeteryp. 86
Memorable Characters
A Fishing Story as Toldp. 89
Sam Lazarowitz Sold the New Era in the Rainp. 91
The Last Members of the Horse Thief Associationp. 94
Hattie Brunner:"Feisty Woman, with Great Expertise;rdquo;p. 96
"Jack" Zook of Paradise Popularized Hex Signsp. 98
The Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch
Amish Went to Jail to Protest School Lawsp. 103
Poetry Calmed Community after School Shootingsp. 106
Place Names: Noodledoosey to Bisskatzelochp. 108
"Principal Symbol of the Pennsylvania Dutchman"p. 110
Commentary
Station on the Underground Railroad Destroyedp. 113
North Queen Street, Once Movie House Row, Goes Darkp. 115
They Want to Build a Wall, but There's a Better Wayp. 118
Revive River Towns with Water Recreationp. 120
Too Close: Preservation, Progress Barely Coexistp. 123
About the Authorp. 127
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