Fiery patriots, resourceful inventors and brilliant artists have all hailed from Lancaster County. The lives and deeds of famous and ordinary folk of Pennsylvania Dutch country are chronicled by Jack Brubaker in this collection of fascinating vignettes drawn from his Lancaster New Era column, “The Scribbler.” From tales of President James Buchanan’s youthful antics to the attempted delivery of the nation’s first airmail by hot air balloon, Brubaker creates a compelling and entertaining narrative of the history of Lancaster City and County. Memories of the original Brunswick Hotel’s shoofly pie and the Horse Thief Association of Intercourse will transport readers to the Lancaster of days gone by. Jack Brubaker and his wife, Christine, live in Manor Township, Lancaster County. For more than three decades, he has written “The Scribbler” column for Lancaster Newspapers. He also is an investigative reporter and author of Down the Susquehanna to the Chesapeake. (LititzSam)
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