From the earliest years, Hanover was known for skilled artisans and craftsmen who made shoes, saddles, breeches, gloves, clocks, bricks, flintlock guns and more.
With 19th century industrialization, individual craftsmen transitioned to factory . . . — — Map (db m5054) HM
Sheppard & Myers Shoe Company (Hanover Shoe Company) expanded rapidly in the early 1900's with seven factories and several hundred company stores throughout eastern U.S., becoming Hanover's largest manufacturer.
From the early 1900's, Hanover Wire . . . — — Map (db m5061) HM
Hanover's rich cultural history has included numerous bands, orchestras, drama organizations, and other musical groups. The Hanover Opera House no longer exists, but presented plays and concerts starting in 1887, eventually becoming a movie house. . . . — — Map (db m5060) HM
In 1681, King Charles II of England granted William Penn a colony in America to pay a debt the King owed Penn's father. This land, east of the Susquehanna River, was an area almost as large as England. In 1736, Iroquois Indians signed a treaty that . . . — — Map (db m5057) HM
Immediately after the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1776, a company of Hanover, York and Gettysburg area citizens marched to Boston to support their fellow colonists. Another local battalion responded to the British threat to Long Island and New . . . — — Map (db m5055) HM
Fitz Water Wheel
In the 19th century the I-X-L steel overshoot water wheel was developed and manufactured by Fitz Water Wheel Company of Hanover. The wheel superior efficiency made it widely used into the 20th century. By 1915, it was being . . . — — Map (db m5053) HM
Founder of Hanover
In 1745, Richard McAllister purchased 217 acres from John Digges, establishing the original town of Hanover. Hanover is situated at the crossroads of two major colonial highways - the Monocacy Trail from Lancaster, . . . — — Map (db m5056) HM