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Don Shope with daughter Sirley on the tractor in front of the farm house.

Ann Shope with twins Faye and Ray.

Don and Ann Shope with twins Ray and Faye

The Shope farm around 1945-1949

Don Shope in front of one of the first sample homes.

The Shope Farmstead

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Ad for the "Suburbenite" style home.

All Shope Gardens photos courtesy of Faye Shope Maulfair.


On May 18, 2023, Ann Swartz delivered a powerful presentation on her family genealogy and the Swartz/Nissley Cemetery.  

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Photos of the Swartz/Nissley Cemetery

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All cemetery photos by Ann Swartz


On July 20, 2023, Eric (Ric) Farr gave a presentation on the Farr family's - Swatara Park to a full house of interested family, friends, and history enthusiasts, many of whom shared stories and pictures.

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Swimming at Swatara Park

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The Concession Stand at Swatara Park

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The 1955 Carousel

An aerial view of Swatara Park

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The miniature train at Swatara Park

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Michele  (Hammaker) Moore with the chalk doll her grandmother, Mary Rovak, won for her at Bingo in 1963 at Swatara Park.

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The Farr Family group present at Eric's presentation on July 20, 2023.


Farr Family Archives


Wade Seibert (right) and Dustin Smith (left) provided an informative presentation on The Union Canal, why and how it came in existence, how it functioned, and its final demise.  Click on the photo/video below to see their presentation along with some great questions answered.

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