The famed Tonight Show host and friend Betty White were two celebrities of classic television to have some ties to the Lebanon and Lancaster area.
A riddle presented itself one cold November day on the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail: “Here in Cornwall, what is gray, disappears in spring and reappears in fall?”
Fasnachts, the sugary, fried donuts customarily prepared and eaten on Shrove Tuesday, are a Pennsylvania Dutch staple in Lebanon County.
With Halloween around the corner, here are some of Lebanon’s more spooky locations and a bit of backstory for each.
That ship, which exploded in a dramatic assault on a German shipyard during World War II, was honored when a second ship was named in her honor. Now, a third ship will bear the name – an unusual honor in Britain’s Royal Navy.
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.
The Lebanon area has a connection to the original Star Trek series—the late Walter Matthews “Matt” Jeffries” designed the studio model of the Starship Enterprise, a.k.a. U.S.S. Enterprise.
How many of Lebanon County’s 32 roadside historical markers are you familiar with? From a Revolutionary War outpost to a unique renting arrangement involving roses, here are six that we’re betting you haven’t heard about before.
In the history of Lebanon, there have been scores of impressive landmarks constructed, but none as iconic as the Lebanon County Courthouse.
Pushnik’s Diner. The Gin Mill. The Waterfall Room. For decades, the Pushnik brothers were some of the most successful and magnanimous restaurateurs in Lebanon County.