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Lititz in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lititz Springs Park Historical Markers

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2018
1. Lititz Springs Park Historical Markers Marker
Inscription.  

The nine markers placed throughout the Park are both a memorial to "Sketch" Mearig, and also an educational platform of the history of Lititz Springs Park.

Robert "Sketch" Mearig was born in Lititz in 1923. He spent many childhood days playing in the Lititz Springs Park. In 1942 he joined the U.S. Army. He fought bravely in the Battle of the Bulge and was a survivor of the Malmedy Massacre.

After the war, he became a mailman in Lititz and remained on the job for 32 years. Throughout his life, he was an avid collector of Lititz memorabilia. He loved to tell stories about the early days of Lititz and all the town characters he had met.

When "Sketch" passed away in 2007, a trust for the Lititz Springs Park was set up in his memory, and many generous donations in his name were collected.

Markers Dedicated July 4, 2009

 
Erected 2009.
 
Location. 40° 9.479′ N, 76° 18.458′ W. Marker is in Lititz, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (Pennsylvania
Lititz Springs Park Historical Markers Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2018
2. Lititz Springs Park Historical Markers Marker
Marker at right
Route 501) and North Lane, on the left when traveling north on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 North Broad Street, Lititz PA 17543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lititz (here, next to this marker); Lititz Springs Park Entrance Gates (a few steps from this marker); Elmer Holmes Bobst (a few steps from this marker); Lititz Spring Park Memorial Fountain (a few steps from this marker); 1895 Drinking Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Building of the Lititz Freight Station in 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Importance of Conversation (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lititz.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lititz Springs Park History. (Submitted on November 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Robert P. “Sketch” Mearig at Find A Grave. (Submitted on November 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Robert "Sketch" Mearig on serving during WW2, The Battle of the Bulge, and Malmedy Massacre-YouTube. (Submitted on November 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EducationParks & Recreational AreasPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Lititz Springs Park Historical Marker Locations Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2018
3. Lititz Springs Park Historical Marker Locations Marker
Middle marker in distance photo
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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