La Fonte

Italian Restaurant & Pub

7 Lincoln Way West, New Oxford, PA

(717) 624 3287


Business hours:


monday: closed
tue - thur 11 am to 12am
fri & sat: 11 am to 2am
sunday: 12pm to 10pm

The building of "La Fonte restaurant and pub" was built in 1858:


Year 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1858:


  • January 14 – Felice Orsini and his accomplices fail to assassinate Napoleon III in Paris but their bombs kill 8 and wound 142 people. Because of the involvement of French émigrés living in Britain, there is a brief anti-British feeling in France, but the emperor refuses to support it. Orsini is executed by guillotine on March 13 of the same year.
  • January 25 – The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn becomes a popular wedding recessional after it is played on this day at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter Victoria, "Vicky," the Princess Royal to Prince Friedrich of Prussia in St. James's Palace, London.
  • February 11 – The Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to St Bernadette of Lourdes.
  • March 30 – Hyman Lipman patents a pencil with an attached eraser.


  • April 16 – The Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up.
  • April 19 – Treaty with Yankton Sioux Tribe.
  • April 28May 1 – Battle of Grahovac (between Ottoman and Montenegrin forces)
  • May 11 – Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.
  • May 19 – The Marais des Cygnes massacre is perpetrated by pro-slavery forces in Bleeding Kansas.
  • June 20 – The last rebels of the Indian Mutiny surrender in Gwalior.
  • June 23 – Police of the Papal States seize Jewish boy Edgardo Mortara and take him away to be raised as a Catholic.
  • May–July – Mahtra War: Peasants in the Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire revolt against serfdom (which was officially abolished in 1816).


  • July
    • Count Camillo Benso di Cavour goads Austria into attacking Sardinia.
    • Fifty-Niners stream into the Rocky Mountains of the western United States during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush.
  • July 1 – Papers by Darwin and Wallace announcing a theory of evolution by natural selection are read at London's Linnean Society.
  • July 12The Advertiser, the daily news paper still in circulation, begins publication in Adelaide, Australia.
  • July 17 – The Lutine bell, is salvaged and subsequently hung in Lloyd's of London.
  • July 28 – In Bengal/India, British officer William James Herschel uses the hand impression of Rajyadhar Konai as a contract fingerprint signature.
  • July 29 – The United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
  • August 5 – Cyrus West Field and others complete the first transatlantic telegraph cable after several unsuccessful attempts. The service ends on September 1 due to weak current.
  • August 21 – The first of the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 is held.
  • August 7 – A football match played under unknown set of rules is held between Melbourne Grammar School and Scotch College.
  • August 11 – First ascent of the Eiger.
  • August 16 – U.S. President James Buchanan inaugurates the new trans-Atlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. However, a weak signal forces a shutdown of the service in a few weeks.
  • September 11 – First ascent of Dom, the third highest summit in the Alps.


  • October 28 – Macy's department store, founded by R.H. Macy, opens for business.
  • November 17
    • The Epoch of the Modified Julian Day is reached.
    • The city of Denver, Colorado is founded.


  • The British Empire takes over the powers & properties of the British East India Company(see also history of Bangladesh).
  • India starts to be ruled by the British Parliament and administered by a civil service in India.
  • William Marcy Tweed begins his 13-year term as "Boss" of Tammany Hall.
  • The British stop using prison hulks.
  • The last Cape Lion is seen.
  • The haute couture firm of Worth and Bobergh is established.
  • The Miners Association is established in Cornwall, UK.
  • Feudalism and serfdom in Bulgaria are abolished in the Ottoman Empire (practically in 1880).
  • William I of Prussia becomes a regent.
  • Abraham Lincoln accepts the Republican Party (United States) nomination for a seat in the US Senate.


 From Wikipedia