• 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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  • Oysters on the square: Ted’s tiny diner was a big deal at Broad and Main

      For several years, oysters were the delicacy of choice at restaurants all over Lancaster County. Lititz was no exception. Many recall dinners at Bingy’s restaurant, while others may remember another iconic place that once stood at...

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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  • The ‘Great Eastern Wizard’ of the Park House hotel

    M.L. Dellinger was Lititz’s conjurer extraordinaire Millard “Milford” Linville Dellinger loved to entertain. Born in York in October of 1853, he made his way to Lititz around 1898, finding work by operating the Park House, a hotel...

    • Posted July 25, 2016
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  • Fond memories of the Lutz family

      Patricia Walter of Lebanon recently got in touch with the Record Express to submit the obituary of her sister, the late Nancy Jane Weber. In reading Nancy’s biography, it was discovered that both Nancy and Patricia...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Back in 1919, Roy Musselman was known to give locals rides in his airplane, taking off from a field north of town. The photo was most likely taken on the property of the Spruce Villa Dairy. (Photo from the Robert “Sketch” Mearig collection)
    The 1919 Aeromania Epidemic

    Ever since the first successful airplane flight near Kitty Hawk, N.C., by the Wright Brothers in 1903, Americans, as well as the entire world, have been fascinated with the magic of flying. And Lititz residents are no...

    • Posted March 30, 2016
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  • The Linden Hall Choir, pictured here in 1959, sang weekly at Sunday vespers.
    Vespers: Continuing a Linden Hall Tradition

    Vespers has been a tradition at Linden Hall since its founding by the Moravian Church in 1746. As the school has grown, the vespers service has gone from being held every Sunday in the Mary Dixon Memorial...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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  • “In the 1930s, the girls would ride to Mt. Gretna in the back of trucks, singing the entire way.”
    The history of Gretna Day

    Linden Hall students enjoy ‘a day in the woods’ In 2016, Linden Hall will celebrate 270 years of educating and empowering young women. Linden Hall has long been a part of the educational landscape in the Lititz...

    • Posted November 17, 2015
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