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Lancaster County – Giants of Great Size

Strasburg is in the northeast corner of the county, and is the first village we reach, on the railroad; a handsomely located place with the usual advantages.
This county was originally settled by Germans from Pennsylvania, who were a plain, and industrious people, and thrifty farmers. In the early years they suffered many cruelties and hardships from the
Indians and French. Colonel Peter Muhlenburg, afterwards a general in the Revolution, was a Lutheran minister, and distinguished himself by bravery and cool valor; he settled in this county from Pennsylvania, when quite young. The bones and skeletons of Indian giants of great size have been dug up in this county, comparing with those mentioned in Captain Smith’s history.

  1. Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Evening State Journal, 1873. 

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