Monthly Archives: August 2005

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2005

James Buchanan The Lancaster County Historical Archives references another book Professor Klein wrote on James Buchanan and Ann Coleman. The short story is that James Buchanan, an attorney, fell in love with Robert Coleman’s youngest daughter, Ann Caroline Coleman. Mr. Coleman, who had risen from penniless immigrant to wealthy ironmaster, felt Buchanan was beneath him, […]

TUESDAY, AUGUST 09, 2005

The Horse-Shoe Trail There seem to be two theories about how the “Horse-Shoe” trail was named. The boring one (and therefore probably more correct) is that it was used by both horses and people. The more interesting tale is that when people were moving west and a horse threw a shoe, they couldn’t take time […]

MONDAY, AUGUST 08, 2005

1955 Lancaster Sunday News In 1952, as Dawn’s father told it, an escaped felon was hiding in the barn. When Dawn’s father went to shovel hay, the convict hit him over the head, set fire to the barn, and ran away. Dawn’s father was lucky to escape with his life. Bill was a wonderful story […]

SUNDAY, AUGUST 07, 2005

Edward Coleman Freeman In researching the Speedwell Stock Farm, I came across this in the Lebanon County Historical Society’s 15th annual report, from 1913: In Memoriam EDWARD COLEMAN FREEMAN Edward Coleman Freeman was born at Washington, D. C. on the eighth day of April 1856, and died at Cornwall, Penna., on the fifth day of […]

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 03, 2005

First reservation request Got a call today from Mary of Maryland, wanting to know if the Paymaster’s Office was available for her 35th wedding anniversary in September. By the time I returned her call she had read enough of the website to know that it wasn’t, but it was heartening to know someone was interested. […]