Category Archives: Jacobus

York County Woman Sent to Eastern Penitentiary

One of the most awesome, and chilling, buildings I have ever visited is the former Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. It was opened in 1829 and closed in 1971. After over 20 years in limbo it opened as a museum … Continue reading

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Jacobus Notes Keep Neighbors in the Loop

One hundred and ten years ago, most folks, especially in rural areas didn’t have telephones. That wonderous invention was only 21 years old in 1897. As far as other media, Heinrich Hertz has only discovered radio waves ten years before … Continue reading

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