Sumary of On the trail of Thaddeus Stevens, Pennsylvania’s equal rights champion:
- The boots belonged to the college namesake, Thaddeus Stevens, the Civil War-era Radical Republican congressman from Pennsylvania..
- said Nathan Pease, director of library services for LancasterHistory, formerly Lancaster County Historical Society..
- This past month, my wife Carol and I set out for southeastern Pennsylvania, following our own Thaddeus Stevens trail to learn more about him..
- Unfortunately, Stevens house in Gettysburg is no longer standing, but the site is indicated by a Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission blue marker at 51 Chambersburg St..
- There is no vestige of the street as it looked in Stevens time, only a busy commercial thoroughfare lined with restaurants and shops — and lots of Civil War buff tourists..
- Thaddeus Stevens reenactor Ross Hetrick talks with visitor Brianne Meiser at the blacksmith shop, one of the stops on the Thaddeus Stevens Historical Trail at Caledonia State Park..
- The park 0.8-mile, self-guided Thaddeus Stevens Historical Trail points out the remnants of the 19th-century industrial concern..
- At the head of the trail, there is a reconstructed furnace made from the rubble of the ironworks’ original furnace….