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Linglestown Gazette: Flagpole trivia

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Flagpole trivia

There's been some talk on the Web about the monument that’s leaning on the flagpole on its teeny, tiny island in the village square. Today, risking life and limb, I weaved my way through traffic to get a photo of the monument to solve the mystery of what is inscribed on it.

Now, you can download a copy of the photo, and take it to your favorite one-hour photo place to get a print. Next, display it in a prominent place in your vehicle so you can refer to it when you are giving out-of-towners a tour of our town.

In other news, Gazette congrats go out to Katie Berkowitz, a senior at Central Dauphin High School, for being named student of the month for January by the Rotary Club of Colonial Park.



At 6:14 AM, Anonymous Marky said...

You can send this question to the trivia site http://www.triviatank.com. they might use it in their game and you'll become famous :-)

At 7:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did some digging on Thomas Lingle and found this in an on-line bio:
The Lingle family is an old and honored family in this section of Pennsylvania.
The great-grandfather [of the biograpy subject], Thomas Lingle, was the founder of the town baring his name - Linglestown, Pennsylvania. He had among his
children a son named John Lingle, who married Barbara Ann, born 1794,
died May 6, 1849, aged fifty-five years, Linglestown was once known as St.
Thomas postoffice. It was platted by Thomas Lingle as early as 1765. See Biography of CHARLES SINGER LINGLE in "History of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania: With Genealogical Memoirs" by Luther Reily Kelker
New York: Lewis Pub. Co., 1907.

At 3:23 PM, Blogger BB said...

Thanks for posting the info about Linglestown's founder and his family.

At 11:41 AM, Anonymous Q said...

I think the Charter Homes "Winslett" sign adds a nice touch to the flagpole area...

At 11:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice tribute - perhaps it would be better displayed in a place where drivers had some actual time to view it, instead of in the middle of the square, where we are trying to cross traffic instead of stopping at a light......


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