One hundred and nine years ago this month, an allegedly unsinkable ship - the largest, most luxurious steam liner ever built - struck an iceberg and sank, leaving nearly 1,500 of its crew and passengers dead.
In the early 1990s, Lancaster County was shaken and captivated by two murders that took place almost exactly one year apart.
Excerpts and summaries of news stories from the former Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster New Era and Sunday News that focus on the events in the county’s past that are noteworthy, newsworthy or just strange.
On the afternoon of Thursday, July 31, 1980, 14-year-old Evelyn Fisher left her parents' New Holland home wearing a white T-shirt with yellow stripes, blue jeans and faded blue-and-white sneakers.
The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission has awarded a Historical & Archival Records Care grant to LancasterHistory to digitize its collections pertaining to the history of Black Lancastrians, Indigenous people and 19th-century Congressman Thaddeus Stevens.