There were no major battles near Fort Swatara; however, several soldiers and many settlers were killed, and several women and children were kidnapped by marauding Indians.
In 1957, the Hotel Weimer was sold for about $250,000 to one of the world’s largest hotel chains, Milner Hotels Management Inc., “in what was termed the greatest property transfer in local history.”
The historic one-and-a-half-story structure is located west of Newmanstown, off of Pennsylvania Rte. 419 in Millcreek Twp.
From 1916 to 1933, Lebanon ranked 12th in Pennsylvania in cigar production. In 1927, Lebanon produced $1,230,600 worth of tobacco products.
In the history of Lebanon County, manufacturers of the frozen treat range from mom-and-pop shops to fairly large businesses.
Although he was only one of the 2,128,948 Union veterans who served during the Civil War, he surely contributed to preserving the Union, ending the rebellion of the Confederate States of America and abolishing the institution of slavery throughout the United States.
In 1757, Meier purchased almost 250 acres of farmland that included farm buildings and a large limestone house.
In the history of Lebanon, there have been scores of impressive landmarks constructed, but none as iconic as the Lebanon County Courthouse.