Fiery Patriots, resourceful inventors and brilliant artists have all hailed from Lancaster County. The lives and deeds of such famous and ordinary folk of Pennsylvania Dutch country are chronicled by Jack Brubaker in this collection of fascinating vignettes drawn from his Lancaster New Era column, "The Scribbler." From tales of President James Buchanan's youthful antics to the attempted delivery of the nation's first airmail by hot-air balloon, Brubaker creates a compelling and entertaining narrative of the history of Lancaster City and County. Memories of the original Brunswick Hotel's shoofly pie and the Horse Thief Association of Intercourse will transport readers to a Lancaster from days gone by.
This journey through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, captures a glimpse of Amish Country through 240 color photographs of unique signs in their natural settings. The signs and graphics of official markers, one-room schoolhouses, roadside stands, cottage industries, local trades, and many more tell the story of this special place. Zero in on the signage of one farm or one road, as well as the seasonal delights of summer and fall. See the many ways the area supports horses and the transportation and agriculture that rely on them. Join the photographer on a scenic adventure through back roads, expansive farmland, and quaint villages, with informative and entertaining anecdotes along the way. You ll discover new details every time you page through this extraordinary picture book. It s a tour of Amish country like none other. For armchair tourists, sign buffs, and photography fans alike."
Come for a visit to Pennsylvania Amish country and meet the Women of Lancaster County! In this exclusive ebook-only bundle, The Women of Lancaster County 5-in-1 explores the lives, loves, and dreams of five Amish women in a close-knit community. Written by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould, each story shares a journey taken toward romance and family revelation by a conflicted and earnest young woman. Enjoy these five full-length novels: The Amish Midwife The Amish Nanny The Amish Bride The Amish Seamstress The Amish Quilter Meet Englisch nurse-midwife Lexie Jaeger, whose search for her birth family disturbs long-held secrets; young Amish nanny Ada Rupp, who uncovers family history in Switzerland while losing her heart; Mennonite Ella Bayer, whose manipulations land her far from home; quiet Amish Izzy Mueller, with a heart for caregiving and for her movie-making Mennonite beau; and her sister Linda Mueller, an idealistic quilter who is soon confronted with truths both in her family and in herself. Each of these women is exploring her roots, connecting with family, and discovering true love. Come join the community at Lancaster County to see God’s hand at work!
Human Services Information System Project of Lancaster County, Pa
This complete guide, devoted solely to Pennsylvania Dutch Country, will prove invaluable to first-time and return visitors alike. Drawing from the rich palette of things to see and experience in this colorful region, Fredericks supplies all the necessary how and where information while guiding the reader to its best offerings for a memorable experience. More than 11 million visitors come to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, every year. A quintessential vacation destination, it represents a return to simpler times and a slower lifestyle. Author Anthony Fredericks knows the region well, and Lancaster and Lancaster County includes all the information you’ll need to explore here, including history, transportation, recreation, shopping, and then some. Fredericks’s in-depth knowledge of Pennsylvania Dutch Country fills these pages with invaluable insights and provides you with all the help you need to plan a thoroughly enjoyable and enriching visit.
Lancaster County, the Old Order Amish, and the Selling of Rural America
Author: David J. Walbert
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has been known for two centuries as the Garden Spot of America, a quintessentially rural place. Walbert considers what it means to be the Garden Spot in a culture that associates rurality with the past and asks whether or not a truly rural future is possible for such communities.