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Gratz During the Civil War – Daniel Good House

| January 7, 2012

The house and lot known as #10 was one of several properties in Gratz Borough that was owned by the Daniel Good family.  Its original owner was Abraham Herner, a stone mason, who purchased the land from Simon Gratz in 1816.  Abraham sold the land to members of the Hartman family in 1818.  Subsequently, transactions […]

Southern Mansions – The Orton Plantation

| July 25, 2011

In the Lower Cape Fear area of North Carolina is a mansion and plantation with a direct connection to the Civil War and to the Lykens Valley area.  The painting shown above was completed in the 1970s by Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, artist Leah [Radel] Weaver. Leah Weaver began painting shortly after she married Ned […]