I am excited to announce that my book outlining the history of the Conestoga River is scheduled to be published on March 15, 2021! The book will be for sale in all the usual places. I will also make autographed copies available if you are interested. From the back cover: The Conestoga River meanders for […]
November is designated as “Native American Heritage Month”. On Thanksgiving Day, many Americans remember the story of the Pilgrims and Native Americans sharing a feast together. Today, some Native Americans observe Thanksgiving Day as a day of mourning to memorialize the many indigenous people who lost their land and died because of colonization. With […]
James D. Law was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 1865. After his marriage to Agnus Duff in 1886, he emigrated to the United States and lived in Camden, New Jersey. Law was a business man, involved in various industries. He, together with his son, began making motion pictures as that technology developed, specializing in educational […]
Adam Reigart, Jr. (1765-1844) was a prominent Lancaster citizen who seems to have been involved in many organizations around the borough/city. He apparently was well respected by his peers because he seems to have been elected president of every new enterprise in the town. His father, Adam Reigart Sr. (1739-1813), was an active participant in […]
Lancaster Township Engineer Benton Webber and I have been researching information about the Conestoga Navigation Company that operated a slackwater navigation system on the Conestoga River between Lancaster and the Susquehanna River. The company operated from 1829 until about 1857. The first lock in the system was located along the New Danville Pike just south […]
I’m writing this blog to show the beauty and history of the Conestoga River waterway. But sometimes, in order to appreciate the beauty you have to be honest about the ugly. So with this post illuminate a serious threat that the river faces.
The Conestoga Greenway trail follows the loop of the river around the Sunnyside Peninsula. It runs from South Conestoga Drive on the East around and down to the South Duke Street bridge on the West. There is parking at both ends and in the middle just off South Broad Street. The entire length is paved […]
Somehow I got it into my head that I would like to photography the Conestoga River from its source to its end as it flows into the Susquehanna. This blog is a record of that project as it comes together. I plan to include some history about places along the river as I document the […]