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On this sacred spot for 260 years stood the majestic white oak tree known as the Witness Tree. Despite preservation efforts, the tree succumbed to old age and was solemnly removed on June 3, 1991. Its memory symbolizes the patriotism and love of f…
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Beneath this Witness Tree a new born patriotism found notable expressionOn a Sunday morning in September 1777 an express rider came to tell the congregation of Donegal Church that the British army under Lord Howe had left New York to invade Pennsy…
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One of the first religious denominations founded in America, the group held its first baptism in the nearby Conoy Creek around 1780. Worship services were held down this lane at Magdalena House, the home of Jacob Engel, one of the founders. The Ri…
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Major General in the Union Army during the Civil War. He played a key role in committing the Army of the Potomac to the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. He was killed early on the first day. Buried in Lancaster Cemetery, he was born and resided…
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Gateway Panel 1Founded prior to 1721-Gateway erected by the Donegal Society in honor of it's World War Veterans. Gateway Panel 2In memory of the Sons of the Donegal Society who gave their lives in the World War 1914-1918Lieut. Alexander Rogers,…
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Founded prior to 1721 by settlers from the north of IrelandFirst Church built of logsPresent building erected in 1740 patent granted by John Thomas and Richard Penn June 4, 1740. Presbytery of Donegal organized in this church October 11, 1732 Mem…
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Misnamed Kentucky Rifle, this famous weapon of the frontier was developed in the 1700's at Lancaster, which was the center for its manufacture
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1L5E_james-buchanan_Lancaster-PA.html
Fifteenth President of the United States, lies buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery located five blocks to the south on Queen Street.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1L5D_henry-hess-landis-farm_Lancaster-PA.html
Isaac C. Landis (1843-1931) established this farmstead around 1870 on a 52-acre parcel. It consisted primarily of the wooden frame house in front of you and a medium-size barn, both painted red. In 1908, the barn burned down and he had it rebuilt.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JPO_john-augustus-sutter-memorial_Lititz-PA.html
Dedicated by the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce in memory of John Augustus Sutter who founded California's capital, the City of Sacramento August 12, 1839. The fort which he established is today a shrine containing historical relics of the gold ru…
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