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Local History

Mt. Gretna Narrow Gauge Railroad: The Last Run

Robert Coleman’s first wife, Lilly, died while they were in Paris in May, 1880. He ordered work on his first mansion be stopped on May 30th and that it be demolished without a trace. He then took charge of the affairs of his estate. In 1883 he built the Cornwall and Lebanon Railroad (C&LRR) from…

A Brief History of Mount Gretna

Peter Grubb’s iron furnace was ideally situated among the ore hills of Cornwall, amidst abundant hardwood forests and an ample supply of limestone. It went into blast in 1740, and was soon joined by similar furnaces at Colebrook and Brickerville, and a complex of mills and forges. By 1798 these operations had been acquired by…

Business Member Recognition

Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Chef on the Go
Gretna Graphics
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Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Hickey Artchitects Inc.
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Jonestown Bank & Trust, Jonestown
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Mt. Gretna Lake & Beach
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Penn Realty, LTD
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Taylor Miller Organ Company
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Gretna Timbers