Return of the ‘goat path’ in 1996 in addition inside design tendencies of 1972 [Lancaster That Was] | History

Excerpts and summaries of information stories from the former Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster New Era and Sunday News that concentration on the gatherings in the county’s past that are noteworthy, newsworthy or just weird.

25 several years back

In February 1997, a extensive-missing highway task suddenly was back again in the community eye.

The so-referred to as “goat route” – a challenge to develop a highway bypassing Route 23 that was begun in the 1970s by then-Gov. Milton Shapp and deserted when the cash ran out – was back again on the entrance page of the New Period.

The county commissioners and the condition Division of Transportation experienced laid the groundwork for a $1.5 million research of the Route 23 corridor to be carried out in the summertime of 1997.

Targeted visitors together Route 23, which connects Lancaster to New Holland and other points east, had been worsening for decades thanks to rising suburban advancement and industrial visitors in the New Holland area. As of 1997, the road’s visitors load was believed to be as considerably as 40 % over potential.

Although particulars about the new research hadn’t still been finalized, the New Period reported that it would probably involve a variety of choices, which includes finishing the “goat path” challenge, enhancing present roadways or undertaking new freeway  construction.

In the mid-1980s, Gov. Bob Casey undertook his possess endeavor to revitalize the “goat path” task, but stopped right after farm preservation supporters protested.

In the headlines:

Clinton finances consists of tax cuts

Congress coming to Hershey to find out to be great

O.J. jury considers punitive damages

Check out out the Feb. 6, 1997, Lancaster New Era here.

50 many years back

One issue that has nagged interior designers considering the fact that the dawn of time has been how to make small rooms feel larger sized.

The answer posed in the Feb. 6, 1972, Sunday Information, which could appear odd by present day style requirements, was very simple: Huge, daring designs and loads of them.

Shiny shades and larger sized-than-existence prints were being the keys to this tactic, which centered on the strategy that such “grand gestures … can make a tiny place look far extra vital and interesting than it genuinely is.”

Illustrations bundled a compact bedroom with massive-scale plaid on the two the wall and bed linens, a compact sitting down room with shiny yellow partitions, ground and upholstery, or a compact attic room with a daring paisley sample on partitions, ceiling and lampshades.

In the headlines:

U.S. OKs warplanes for Israel

Irish battle troops on march eve

Martian volcano unveiled

Check out the Feb. 6, 1972, Sunday Information right here.

75 years back

Just after a late-season blight decimated tomato crops in Lancaster County in 1946, farmers collected at a pre-time meal and convention in February 1947 to explore new tactics that could be utilized in the impending year.

The most noteworthy change was a strategy to use helicopters to dust tomato fields with pesticides from above. This was considered to be an advancement around the plane crop-dusting that experienced been in use previously, as helicopters could fly decrease and could extra simply maneuver close to phone or electric wires.

Also recommended was leaving additional area amongst plants in the fields and not planting tomatoes near potatoes, as blight could spread from crop to crop.

In the headlines:

10 lbs. sugar ration to be provided April 1

Issue Ft. Dix soldier in dying of ‘Black Dahlia’

President sees threat in hasty U.S. disarmament

Test out the Feb. 6, 1947, Intelligencer Journal below.

100 decades ago

A lawsuit submitted by a jilted bride in opposition to her would-be spouse built the entrance web site of the Lancaster Intelligencer  on Feb. 6, 1922.

Marian Bidden of Honey Brook sued Charles Cahn of Lancaster for “breach of assure,” alleging that they had agreed to be married, but he backed out after she designed all the necessary preparations for the wedding day.

Bidden sought the sum of $5,000 for the “trousseau,” or elements she had bought for the wedding and for her new household, as effectively as “decline of affection and personalized suffering.”

In the headlines:

Sacred University elects Ratti as Pope

Harding sees new epoch for mankind

Test out the Feb. 6, 1922, Lancaster Intelligencer right here.