The big red box
The Washington Avenue Elementary School of the second quarter of the 20th Century was a large red brick structure facing on Washington Avenue. It provided basic education to Ephrata Borough students north of Main Street. During...
- Posted February 11, 2015
‘You ain’t nothing but a groundhog’
It was the annual pig stomach feast at the chateau of the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge in the White Rock Valley near Quarryville A good time was being had by all but the band, a country rock...
- Posted January 28, 2015
A family thing
Growing up on East Main Street in Ephrata in the 1950’s, I was often sent to the Geigley sister’s grocery store in a white double house which still stands on the south-east corner of Main and...
- Posted December 23, 2014
Being free is…
I recently read the young adult Divergent trilogy. The primary character, Tris, is a late teen woman trying to find her place in a dystopian future city of Chicago. Among her many quandaries is the meaning...
- Posted July 1, 2014
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal – July 7, 1863 A TERRIBLE BATTLE – The Rebel Army Defeated and Driven Back At the Battle of Gettysburg the infantry soldier was armed with the Model 1863 Springfield Rifle-musket. A well trained...
- Posted May 28, 2014
Cycle through history
Until the building was demolished, Boy Scout Troop 38 of Ephrata met in the basement of the old Washington Avenue Elementary School. Boy Scout troops are divided into patrols, and at that time, one of 38’s patrols...
- Posted May 7, 2014
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