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Lititz, Pennsylvania

and its

Moravian Heritage

 

Lititz railroad station

 

Parkview Hotel

 

history of Lititz

 

 

Linden Hall

More Photos of the Moravians

 

 

Moravian style buildings

 

log building

 

caroling on Main street

 

cottage ready for Christmas

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John A Sutter

 

Hotel named for Lititz's famous resident

Sutter, John Augustus (1803-1880), pioneer in the settlement of California, born in Kandern, Germany. He immigrated to the United States in 1834, finally settling in the Sacramento Valley of California, then a Mexican province. He received a Mexican government grant of 49,000 acres and subsequently became a Mexican citizen and official. The colony he developed attracted many settlers, including numerous Americans.

 

statue of Sutter in the winter courtyard of the hotel

In the Californian revolt (1846) against Mexico, Sutter sided with the Americans. After the annexation of California by the U.S., Sutter and a partner, James Wilson Marshall, began the construction of a new sawmill on Sutter's original lands. On January 24, 1848, Marshall discovered gold. Prospectors, known as Forty-Niners, rushed to California. The newcomers settled on Sutter's land as squatters, eventually disputing his ownership of these properties. The case finally went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which found Sutter's title to most of his holdings invalid. In 1852 he was forced into bankruptcy.

 

plaque commemorating the town resident

California later granted Sutter a pension of $250 a month for his services in settling the state, but his claims to recompense by the U.S. government were never acknowledged.

Text from Microsoft Encarta

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Sturgis Pretzel Company

 

a large pretzel

 

Wilber Chocolate company

 

entrance to the chocolate museum and sales room

 

old chocolate kitchen

 

chocolate museum

 

making chocolate for the customers

 

winter at the Lititz Springs Park
(famous for the 4th of July celebrations)

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