If you are a regular reader of this blog you know that I recently moved from one end of Lancaster to the other. I went from representing the West Side to living on the East Side. With the move, I discovered myself in a neighborhood that I’d never really traveled or explored. Each morning when we take Shadow for his daily walk, we go a slightly different way and we are discovering some cool little areas and businesses.
A few days into our stay at the new house on East Ross Street, I discovered an interesting monument just a block down the road. Situated on an empty lot, tucked in between a house and a church, and surrounded by a wrought iron fence is a monument declaring that the land was once the site of a house owned by George Ross.
Who’s George Ross, you ask?
Well, apparently he was a local lawyer who also happened to be one of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence. While he died at the young age of 49, not only does he have a street named after him here in Lancaster, but there is also an elementary school and an apartment complex that bear his name. Oh, and he was also the uncle to that other famous Ross, Betsy.
Lancaster is quite rich with history, so there is a lot of this type of thing in our area, but the thought that one of the signers of the Declaration probably walked on the land on which I live, is pretty cool.
So for today’s edition of the Friday Blogging Experiment, I want to know what happened on the street where you live. Did anything famous happen on your street? Did someone famous (or infamous) live there? And feel free to pick any street you’ve ever lived on. If you can’t find anything for your street, stretch it a bit to your neighborhood, or if you must, your town or city.
But I bet that some of you can amaze us with some cool little historical or noteworthy events.
So it’s your turn. What happened on the street where you live?
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