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Linglestown Gazette: Linglestown history mysteries

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Linglestown history mysteries

* I was in a retail store today that had several historical pictures of Linglestown. One showed the home of the Pletz boys, who are credited with inventing a flying machine in 1828. Please post a comment if you can add to this historical tidbit.

* After reading the answer to this week’s trivia question, Gazette reader Old Pops wants to know what years Linglestown Fire Co. held a carnival at Koons Park. You know what to do if you're in the know – post a comment.

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At 9:48 PM, Blogger crowpax said...

The flying machine crashed in 1828 resulting in the death of George, and injury to Christ. Picture of the tombstone here:

http://www.stthomasucclinglestown.org/gpage5.html

 
At 9:51 PM, Anonymous bakabaka said...

The lower paxton historical society page (now gone) used to have some decent info on the Piltz bros. Setup shop, got slightly off the ground twice I think, enter from stage left a crash with ground... the usual for flying machine invent'ory. I want to say (if memory serves) their shop was on the northwest side of the square or there about.

 
At 10:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of history . . .

Here is a link to some nice early photographs of our town.

Click Me!


~BP

 
At 7:50 AM, Blogger Jay Mumper said...

I found another page at the site crowpax notes at http://www.stthomasucclinglestown.org/gpage15.html

Both pages note the surname as Pletz not Plitz...

 

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