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Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Originally called Hickory Town, the city was renamed after the English town of Lancaster by native John Wright. Its symbol, the red rose, is from the House of Lancaster.Lancaster was part of the 1681 Penn’s Woods Charter of William Penn, and was laid out by James Hamilton in 1734.

After the American Revolution, the city of Lancaster became an iron-foundry center. Two of the most common products needed by pioneers to settle the Frontier were manufactured in Lancaster: the Conestoga Wagon and the Pennsylvania Long Rifle.

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Year drawn: 2014
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania