October 21, 1747–Tavern Sold at Auction

The Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 Oct 1746, Sun  •  Page 4 Sold out of James Trego’s estate. Mentions tavern has been a good business for 30 years on a 94 acre property. Mentions several adjacent properties for sale. 130 […]

Freemason Lodge No. 50, A.V.M.

The history of Freemasons in Chester county starts with Philadelphia Lodge 2, to Valley Force Lodge 8, to the “first Lodge to meet in” Chester Lodge No. 50. Lodge 50 met at the “Sign of the White Horse” from 1790 […]

Voting Poll Creating Our Nation

On July 8th, 1776, the nation voted the creation of a new nation state. White Horse was at the center of our nation’s birth. Interestingly, the rumor of one of the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence is […]

Gen. Smallwood lay at the White Horse

I haven’t found a copy of the actual handwritten notes by Captain Thomas Buchanan. Our Inn is west of Paoli. At the affair of Paoli, in the fall of 1777, I was sent forward to Gen. Smallwood, that lay at […]

Scene Of Indian Fight

[Taken from 1954 Main Line Times Article citing notes of Mrs. L. Carstairs Pierce] In 1727 a group of passing Indians shot and killed Richard Thomas’ cow there under the misapprehension it was some sort of fat deer.  Thomas drove […]