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Proprietor :
Peter (Kline) Little

(Kline is German - roughly translate to Little in English)

Town Laid out in 1765
One of the Oldest Towns in Adams County

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- and finally Littlestown

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The Littlestown Welcome Sign - a Project of the Littlestown Chamber of Commerce.

In 1998 the Chamber relaized that the signs that were in place were very run down and needed to be repaced. It was suggeted that maybe the Drafting classes at Littlestown High School would be interested in designing a sign to replace what they now had. Mr Thomas, chairman of the Tech Ed Department was approached and ask if he would have his drafting students work on a design to replace the welcome signs in Littlestown. Justin Myers came up with the winning design. The idea seemed to die and nothing was done for about a year. In 2000 Mr. Thomas was approached again and asked if he would have his students build the signs that one of the students had design. He used the students in his metal shop class to build the first sign. Over that summer he completed the other three. The Borough Maintenace Department erected the signs in the Spring of 2001.

The signs are constructed of treated lumber and treated plywood. The front of the signs are covered with White Aluminum. There are eight indivdual removable aluminum squares for individual organiztions to place their logo. There are slots in the middle for groups to advertise their events. The Welcome message is rub on vinyl letters made to last about ten years.

Location of signs: (four Main roads into town)

North of town on route 97 at the edge of the Wintrode Buick Dealer's auxliaruy lot on the edge of Appler development

South of town on route 97.

West of town on the auxilary lot of Kennies Supermarket along West King Street on route 194

At the East end of town on the edge of the property of American Legion on East King Street

Use of signs:

The chamber of commerce has established sign use regulations and isuue approval. Welcome Sign Usage Policy

The inserts have to be made by each indivdual group wanting to advertise their event on the four signs. These inserts are to be made from aluminum. These must each be a particular size. They are to be covered with vinyl letters so that they hold up in the weather. They may be placed on the welcome signs so many days before their event and must be removed within so many days after the event is over. Peremission to place events on the welcome sign must be received for the chamber. For exact details check with the chamber.

Article in Gettysburg Times on June 21, 2001