Ephrata


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Ephrata

(ĕf`rətə), borough (1990 pop. 12,133), Lancaster co., SE Pa., in a prosperous farm area; inc. 1891. There is varied manufacturing. A noted semimonastic religious community was founded (c.1732) there by Seventh-Day Baptists under the leadership of Johann Conrad BeisselBeissel, Johann Conrad
, 1690–1768, founder of the Seventh-Day Baptist community at Ephrata, Pa. Emigrating (1720) from Germany, he settled first with the German Baptists, or Dunkards, in Germantown, Pa.
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. This austere colony, the Ephrata Cloisters, was famous for its music and established (1745) one of the earliest printing presses in the country. The well-preserved buildings are maintained as a monument by the state.
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Bethlehem is but a little city, long and narrow, and well walled and enclosed with a great ditch, and it was wont to be called Ephrata, as Holy Writ sayeth, 'Lo, we heard it at Ephrata.
The December 2014 showings generated more than 700 pounds of food for the Ephrata Area Social Services.
Major organization : EPHRATA BOROUGH, LANCASTER COUNTY
The historiography of the eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Ephrata community is characterized by considerable conjecture and, in some cases, outright fabrication.
More information on "A Dog Named Gucci" and the benefit screening at the Ephrata Main Theatre can be found at: adognamedgucci.
Ephrata High School music room renovation, Ephrata; apparent low bidder was Hale & Long General Contractors of Wenatchee.
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Born in Worcester, Eva leaves a son, Peter, of Irvine, CA, who cared for her; a daughter, Joyce and her husband Gregory Cyganiewicz of Ephrata, PA; one sister, Mary (Coonan) Tumelevich-Beckwith, of Worcester; four grandchildren, one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
It is the tourists who tell the story of Ephrata Cloister.
com)-- Back by popular demand, filmmaker and Ephrata-native Kevin Carvell and Ephrata Main Theatre will have a series of special screenings of the hit all-new family holiday fantasy film “The Christmas Dragon” beginning Friday, December 26 at 5PM through Tuesday, December 30.
Strong grew up working long hours on the farm in the Columbia Basin and graduated from Ephrata High School in 1997.
Neva Lake Road construction, Ephrata; apparent low bidder was Tommer Construction of Ephrata.