Last week’s Wednesday work-day meeting of the Friends of the Union Canal Tunnel Park saw an old-fashioned ice saw put to use in a practice that has largely been forgotten since the advent of mechanical refrigerators.
Throughout the summers of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s at playgrounds scattered throughout Lebanon, nightly dances, hosted by the radio station WLBR, were attended by thousands of teens.
Did you know that Lebanon produced a silent film era star who appeared in over 100 films? Here’s the story of Betty Harte.
“Lebanon and Salem Lutheran grew up together. It has a distinguished place in the community, with its rich heritage. It has 260 years of Christian witness behind it.”
It was the era of sandlot matches and teams composed of neighbors and folks down the street. Here’s the story of the Lebanon Boro Rams, manager Gus Deraco, and everything else about Lebanon’s independent football scene in the 1940s and 50s.
It was not until the middle of the 20th century that Italian cuisine was introduced to Lebanon County, but when it was, it caught on fast. Several Italian restaurants opened around the early 1950s, and food in Lebanon County has never been the same since.
In a time before radio or record player, the organ reigned supreme in home entertainment and while they were first laughed at by their families and friends, two Lebanon men saw an opportunity and ran with it.
With few physical reminders of its existence, trolley car transportation in Lebanon County is now all but forgotten. But trolley cars played a key role in Lebanon becoming what it is today.
From humble beginnings, Cumberland Street clothing store businessman John Bashore became perhaps one of the most civically engaged individuals in Lebanon history.
While the homes of Schaefferstown are now supplied with water through a typical water supply network, the trough above still fills with water as it has for over 250 years.
It’s been over 90 years since Burger King cofounder David Edgerton was born at the Lebanon Sanatorium, but the recent rebranding of the fast food chain prompted LebTown to take a quick look back at the few roots he had in the city.
Here’s a look at some of Lebanon’s finest baseball players to ever accomplish the seemingly impossible and reach the big leagues.
It all began with an Italian immigrant named Girolamo Guerrisi, who moved to Lebanon in 1912. His pasta company became one of the largest employers in Lebanon and a brand recognized across the country.
The statue, which has stood in Lebanon since its dedication in 1940, is one of two called “The Hiker” to honor Spanish-American War veterans.
There was a time when Mount Gretna was home to a Million Gallon Pool. But it seems like a million years ago, and its creation may not have been a million dollar idea.