Trivia Tidbits

 

NASCAR/ARCA driver Bobby Gerhart is from here

Former NBA player Sam Bowie was born here and attended Lebanon High School

NFL quarterback Kerry Collins is from here

Former NFL quarterback Frank Reich attended Cedar Crest High School here

Lebanon was formerly home to a major steel mill operated by Bethlehem Steel
     "The home office in Lebanon, Pennsylvania" was also
       the original fictional source of
David Letterman's
       Top Ten Lists

Lebanon is also mentioned in the short story "The Red-Headed League" in the series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle:

          "TO THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE: On account of the
            bequest of the late Ezekiah Hopkins, of Lebanon,
            Pennsylvania, U.S.A., there is now another vacancy
            open which entitles a member of the League to a
            salary of 4 pounds a week for purely nominal
            services. . ."

Lebanon author/novelist Gary Ludwig speaks to groups about an infamous Lebanon County 19th century murder that featured six defendants who all had blue eyes. They became known as The Blue Eyed Six, given the moniker by a newspaper reporter who was attending the trial. The true story has become part of Lebanon County's folklore.  Their murder trial received worldwide publicity and inspired Arthur Conan Doyle while he was writing The Red-Headed League. Ludwig’s four part magazine series about the murder was published in 1979. The magazine articles were subsequently published in booklet form.

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