Cedarbrook staff were surprised to discover record books from the mid-19th century, a time when Cedarbrook was known as the Lehigh County Poorhouse and County Farm.
Everyone in the Lehigh Valley knew that it was militia units from eastern Pennsylvania that were the first to answer Lincoln’s call for troops to defend the capital in 1861.
Historians and biographers often speculate why young Benjamin Henry Latrobe, who apparently had a brilliant career ahead of him as an architect in England, left it all for the comparative wilderness of America.
Frederick Douglass was born an enslaved person- Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey- in 1818 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Many people today have no memory of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. But back in the days of swing they were right up there in popularity on the Big Band stages with Glenn Miller and other stars.