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Lebanon, PA.— Lebanon, Pennsylvania, a cornerstone of the Keystone State, is placed within the center of cultural and urban development in virtually every direction; yet the city itself has begun to experience something of an identity crisis.

The year was 1857 and the United States, let alone Pennsylvania, faced economic challenges and the divide between pro-slave states and anti-slave states was now a chasm. There was a struggle with the Kansas Act that had some states pushing for slavery in the Kansas Territory and other states pushing against it.