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"Reaching into the past to touch the future"

Christiana, PA  founded 1894

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Christiana is the smallest borough in Lancaster County.  The initial settlements began in the 1770s around mills set up along the Octoraro Creek. 

Christiana has a rich history of industry, technological innovations and was a Civil War flashpoint.

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Brenda will be talking about her Quaker ancestors in the 1850's and 60's and their participation in the Underground Railroad and Sadsbury Meeting.

Her ancestors include Lindley Coates, Levi Coates, Asahel Walker, Levi and Sarah Pownall, Joseph and Joshua Brinton, Issac and Dinah Mendenhall, Hoods, Jackons, Moores, Coopers and many others.

Hear more from Brenda on Saturday July 27 @ 2:00pm at Sadsbury Friends Meeting in Gap.  She will talk about her Philadelphia Quaker father, Charles Coates Walker, in the 1950's and 60's and his work with Dr. Martin Luther King.

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Next

Saturday on the Porch

is August 3rd

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Built in 1834, this is possibly

the oldest free standing stone railroad archway in the world.  Learn more...

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Why does Thaddeus Stevens look so grumpy?

Learn more...

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Zercher's hotel, built in 1830,  played a role in the Christiana Resistance.

Learn more...

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