Monthly Archives: June 2014

Guards at Camp Security: William Adams

William Adams is next in my continuing series on York County Militia members who served as guards at Camp Security. Adams was born in Ireland on February 4, 1748 and emigrated with his family to York County, where he enlisted … Continue reading

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Guards at Camp Security: Andrew Anderson, Part 2

My last post included an excerpt from the April 1834 Revolutionary War pension application supplement of Andrew Anderson. Anderson was part of the militia guard at Camp Security near York in late 1781. As promised, here is a more detailed … Continue reading

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Guards at Camp Security: Andrew Anderson

Who were the men of the Pennsylvania Militia that served as guards at Camp Security? They could be your ancestors. About 1,140 of these York County citizens, the individuals that served from July 1781 through May 1782, are listed in … Continue reading

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York Safe & Lock safes thwarted burglars

A Facebook friend recently posted a photo of a “cannonball” safe made by York Safe and Lock. I went searching in the many York Safe and Lock photos at York County Heritage Trust and picked out the four photos shown … Continue reading

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Archaeological Dig Approved at Camp Security

The Friends of Camp Security, working with Springettsbury Township, has been awarded a grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to enable an archaeological dig planned for late summer. There will be a public meeting at the Springettsbury Township … Continue reading

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Spring Grove area news of 40 years ago

It is obvious that I love old newspapers. From the vitally important to minutia, the items make the past come alive. With over two hundred years of local newspapers on microfilm, as well as files full of clippings, at York … Continue reading

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York’s Bob Hoffman was an early promoter of bottled water

Weight lifter and founder of York Barbell Company Bob Hoffman (1898-1985) had strong opinions about exercise and nutrition to build and maintain a healthy body. I didn’t realize that he was a fairly early advocate of drinking bottled spring water. … Continue reading

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