• Out Of The Past

    Shown here is an early 1900’s bird’s eye view of Keller Mountain looking west. Geographically, Keller Mountain is the wooded area that connects the town of Rothsville to Lititz.

    • Posted September 18, 2019
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  • Out Of The Past

    The iconic fountain which was once situated at the square in Lititz is known as The Roebuck Fountain, and was dedicated at the square on October 3, 1895.

    • Posted September 11, 2019
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  • Out Of The Past

    Ninety years ago, in 1929, The Warwick House on North Broad Street in downtown Lititz was sold for a cool $9,750.

    • Posted September 4, 2019
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  • Knotty Pine Smoke Shop

    Pictured here is the Knotty Pine Smoke Shop—owned by G.H. Pennypacker was once situated at 15 East Main Street in downtown Lititz. For the full Out Of The Past section, pick up this week’s edition of the...

    • Posted August 28, 2019
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  • Out of the past for August 22, 2019

    This week in 1979, plans were underway for a major restoration to the building on the far left (located at 17 E. Main Street). Once the home of “General” John Sutter, can you guess what the structure...

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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  • Historical timeline of the Rothsville Volunteer Fire Company

    It all started with a local business owner who wanted to make a difference in his community. In 1888, Jefferson Usner of Rothsville purchased two hand-drawn, two-wheeled chemical carts with a tank and attached cylinder. Later, the...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • A rare up-close view of a local sulky racer. Photo from the Sketch Mearig Collection
    Whit Monday races in Rothsville

    In April, I wrote about the Warwick Driving Park, once located just north of downtown Lititz. After that article appeared in the pages of the Lititz Record Express, several folks reached out to me asking about a...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • The Lititz trolley line was extended as far as Lititz Springs Park.
    It’s electric!: First trolley travels to Lititz in 1895

    On Tuesday April 30, 1895, transportation changed for the residents of Lititz forever. For this was the day that the very first trolley on the Lancaster-Lititz “electric railroad” was put into operation. As early as 1890, the...

    • Posted May 3, 2017
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  • Fast times at Warwick Driving Park

      In the late 1800s, the corner of North Locust and Brunnerville roads was the place for thrill seekers and horse racing fans alike. For this was the location of the Warwick Driving Park, where thousands of...

    • Posted April 5, 2017
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  • Charles Kuralt
    40 Years Ago in the Record Express: March 3, 1977

    CBS’s Kuralt Visits Lititz — For 10 years, he has tracked down the uncommon among the common lot of men. Charles Kuralt, CBS’s tireless seeker of the newsworthy nonconformist amid America’s masses of solid citizenry, visited Lititz...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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