13 June 2015

On This Day: Empty lock up

The Lancaster Daily Intelligencer reported an abnormality this morning. On This Day in 1881, a Monday, an unusual event occurred in the Lancaster City lock up … not a single person was in there.

The short, one sentence paragraph states: “This morning there was not a single person in the lock-up, which is something very unusual for Monday morning.” 


Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 13 June 1881. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  


On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.