In one of the most striking property transformations in the history of the Lebanon Valley, the lavish Gilded Age estate of John Percy Coleman Alden was transformed in the 1950s into a holiday complex for some 20,000 members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union of America.
Compare aerial images of Lebanon County from 1993 to ones taken in 2019.
LebTown looks back on Key Drive-In Theatre, from its construction in 1950 to its closing in 1992.
Jonathan Peifer, a brick mason from Myerstown, was 19 years old when he enlisted for service in the 93rd. He was wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville.
They became known as the 93rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, or the Lebanon Infantry, and their history has been kept alive today through organizations such as the Perseverance Fire Company and the Perseverance Band of Lebanon.
Farming demonstrations, heirloom gardens and mansion tours are among the attractions planned for Historic Schaefferstown’s Cherry Fair and Early American Craft Show on Saturday, June 26.
Despite self-service gas stations being in every state except Oregon and New Jersey, some full-service stations still have open doors, including in Lebanon County.
Many American men and women have given their lives up for their country, displaying incredible fortitude and bravery in the face of war. Lebanon can claim one particularly extraordinary man among the country’s heroes: Navy Chaplain George S. Rentz.
During the heyday of amateur sports in the Lebanon Valley, one Fredericksburg baseball team rose from amateur games to a national semi-pro tournament, state championships, and more. This is the story of the College Hill Chix.
From 1942 until the end of World War II in 1945, Koons worked at Middletown Air Depot, mainly in the fuselage department, mostly repairing B-17 bombers and C-47 cargo planes. Toiling in a crew that also included four men, Koons worked eight-hour shifts six days a week.
Helen and Josephine Yeiser, both hailing from Newmanstown in Millcreek Township, boasted wit and musicianship that made them international stars of vaudeville a century ago. Behind the stardom, though, the Trix Sisters’ story is one of family.
“Personally, I don’t go downstairs to the restroom after dark,” a woman who works at Lebanon Farmers Market said. “I can’t put my finger on it, but it just doesn’t feel right.”
Though the Quentin Riding Club went out to pasture a few years ago, its memory and history are still treasured by many.
Lebanon Valley Craft Brewery, 840 North 7th Street in Lebanon, is set to reopen this year, marking over 60 years since the last beer was brewed at the address. The address’s history as a brewery, however, begins over 160 years ago, at a time when breweries in Lebanon were a significant local industry.
Since the famous St. Nazaire raid took place nearly 80 years ago, the bell of its most important ship has been stewarded by the citizens of Campbelltown — and has even gone on some new adventures.