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On June 26, 1922, Captain Hamilton and Gunnery Sergeant Martin perished in the crash of their de Havilland DH-4B dive bomber on the property of the William Johns Farm, near the location of this marker, during the U.S. Marines training maneuvers an…
At this site, on December 8, 1842, the Lutheran Church of Fountaindale was consecrated by pastor Solomon Sentman. The church was built on land owned by Joseph and Isaac Baugher, and previously owned by Daniel Sprenkle. In 1842, there were 55 membe…
Historic Gettysburg Historic Fairfield Inn 1757 Adams County Honored 2007 Civil War Building July 1863
In mid-July 1863, Mathew Brady and his crew set up a stereoscopic, wet-plate camera here and recorded what is arguably the most iconic of all Civil War photographs. The photo had been widely reproduced for more than a century when historian Willia…
During the 19th century, railroads had become primary arteries transporting the public over long distances. The honk of automobile horns, however, sounded the death knell for many passenger railroads. With advances in road building, technology and…
The 26th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia, passed through New Oxford on the evening of 24 June, 1863, enroute from Harrisburg to Gettysburg. About three miles west of New Oxford, the train was derailed when the engine struck a cow on the t…
Civil War Hospital Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Dressing Station and Burial Site July 2 and 3, 1863
In Memory of Wildlife Conservation Officer David L. Grove March 5, 1979 - November 11, 2010 Officer Grove made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty while protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth and its wildlife resources.
Near this spot on the afternoon of July 1, 1863, Lt. Col. George F. McFarland, 151th Pennsylvania Volunteers, fell severely wounded as a deadly Confederate crossfire swept Seminary Ridge. Struck in both legs, he fell instantly. A private hoisted M…
Built in 1803, this hotel served as a popular stopping place, providing lodging and entertainment far and wide. Today, the James Gettys Hotel carried on its historic tradition with suites named after the many domestic and commercial businesses hou…
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