Category Archives: 1660s

William B. Franklin’s highly unlikely supporter for Governor

My last post was devoted to the local support, especially that of the York Gazette, of York native General William B. Franklin to be the 1863 Democratic candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania. The Democratic nomination eventually went to Pennsylvania Supreme … Continue reading

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York County Native American Sites Finally Saved

The last two known York County Susquehannock Indian sites have recently been safely preserved. The illustration above is from Herman Moll’s 1720 map of North America, in the collection of the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives. It is very similar … Continue reading

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