Tag: Pennsylvania

Henry Leman

Henry Leman Rifle works Henry E. Leman was born in Lancaster on March 8, 1812, the eighth child of Jacob and Catherine Leman. Jacob served with the Pequea Rangers during the Revolutionary War. Jacob’s father, Henry’s grandfather, was Daniel Leman who was a French Huguenot that settled in Paradise Township…

Seneca George

The Story of Seneca George   During Pennsylvania’s colonial period, the colony’s magistrates relied heavily upon a small group of people who could act as translators and help to negotiate agreements between Pennsylvania and the original occupants of the land, principally the Lenape (Delaware) and the Iroquois (Five Nations). Some…

Allegheny Portage Railroad

When the Erie Canal opened in 1825, linking New York to the Great Lakes, Pennsylvanians became concerned that their markets would be left behind. So Pennsylvania began building its own canal called the “Main Line of Public Works”. The Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad connected to port in Philadelphia to the…