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History of Lancaster County for Newbies: The Modern Era

In this segment of History of Lancaster County for Newbies, board member Benton Webber discusses Lancaster County in the modern era. Memories often cloud our understanding of history by infusing nostalgia where it doesn’t belong. This video chapter takes a snapshot look at more recent events from the 20th century, while still being uniquely set…

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History of Lancaster County for Newbies: Stories of People and Places

In this segment of History of Lancaster County for Newbies, board member Benton Webber discusses the stories of people and places in Lancaster County Fame and prominence are not always true indicators of importance, but they certainly do get our attention. Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County The Trust was established in 1966 to help…

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History of Lancaster County for Newbies: Buildings and Structures

In this segment of History of Lancaster County for Newbies, board member Benton Webber discusses the buildings and structures of Lancaster County. From the quaint to the truly remarkable, the legacy of generations past can be experienced in a unique way by looking at what still stands from prior generations. Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster…

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History of Lancaster County for Newbies: Industry, Commerce, and Transportation

In this segment of History of Lancaster County for Newbies, board member Benton Webber discusses the industry, commerce, and transportation in Lancaster County. Our county’s continued level of robust activities has been remarkably sustainable from the start. It also becomes the driver for everything the community endeavors to do. Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County…

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History of Lancaster County for Newbies: The Plain Sects

In this segment of History of Lancaster County for Newbies, board member Benton Webber discusses the Plain Sects of Lancaster County. The Anabaptists populated much of Lancaster County and affected it in many ways. Culture, ethos, landscape, and economy have all been touched. Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County The Trust was established in 1966…

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Gone, But Not Forgotten: Red Barn in winter

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Red Barn in winter In 2008, the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County created a calendar series entitled “Gone, but not Forgotten” as a reminder of some things that aren’t here anymore. Red Barn in winter was the featured image for June of that year and was painted by J. Richard…

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History of Lancaster County for Newbies: First Humans

In this segment of History of Lancaster County for Newbies, board member Benton Webber discusses the first humans in Lancaster County. Obviously, white Europeans were not the first people to live in this part of the world. Who were they were and what was their life like?   Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County The…

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History of Lancaster County for Newbies: Our Natural Environment

In this segment of History of Lancaster County for Newbies, board member Benton Webber discusses how Lancaster County’s unique natural environment has impacted our lives from the very earliest days. This brief video explains the natural forces that created the treasures we all enjoy and need to protect.   Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County…

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Gone, But Not Forgotten: Hinkletown Mill

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Hinkletown Mill In 2008, the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County created a calendar series entitled “Gone, but not Forgotten” as a reminder of some things that aren’t here anymore. The Hinkletown Mill was the featured image for May of that year and was painted by J. Richard Shoemaker. Artist’s Notes…

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Elm Tree Dairy

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Elm Tree Dairy In 2008, the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County created a calendar series entitled “Gone, but not Forgotten” as a reminder of some things that aren’t here anymore. The Elm Tree Dairy was the featured image for April of that year and was painted by J. Richard Shoemaker.…