December 30th, 2008 – by: osgoodst
Lancaster is my home and quite the historic place. Today it lies on the outskirts of Appalachia, its number one company, company wrench is waiting for much needed stimulus money, while its businesses are suffering due to a newly built highway that allow people to bypass the towns various red lights and small businesses.
However back in the 1860's Lancaster was near the border with Virginia (before becoming West Virginia) making it a hotbed of US Civil War Mayhem, and political furry. This created a man known as General Sherman, who is still the scourge of the deep south, famous for saying "the only good Indian is a dead Indian" and of course his infamous march to the sea where he decapitated various plantations and destroyed many peoples lives all in the name of the unity of the USA.
Today Lancaster is known for its thriving drug trade, mainly Crystal Meth. In the past Lancaster has also produced some very colorful characters that are depicted in Murals throughout the town, such as general Sherman, Thomas Ewing (a US senator), and James Ogbly, who wrote the first noted comic. One very interesting Lancaster resident who is not depicted in Murals but should be is "Plague Man" who is obsessed with bioterrorism, and will no doubt be a guess on fox news someday. Anyways he infected rats with bubonic plague and was doing experiments on them in his basement infecting fake communities and stuff like that, truly a good time.