Tag: Pennsylvania

The Village of Lima

Village of Lima The Village of Lima is historically significant because its 19th Century residents were active in the anti-slavery and Washingtonian temperance movements.  The involvement of ordinary citizens in both of these socially responsible causes was instrumental in shaping the cultural and political history of the united States. Philadelphia was the center of the […]

Van Leer Cabins

This is the story about the Van Leer Cabins. There are two cabins still standing today, which served as a underground railroad stations. The Van Leers were close friends of the Earle family and a George Hussey Earle Sr. married Samuels granddaughter (Ellen) Frances Van Leer. George was a prominent local Philadelphia lawyer and well […]