Category Archives: Conewago Township

York County covered bridges lost to progress–Part Two

My last post outlined the 1948 fate of a covered bridge over the Little Conewago Creek just east of Zion’s View on Canal Road. It linked Conewago and Manchester Townships. At the same time a Hellam Township bridge over Kreutz … Continue reading

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York County covered bridges lost to progress–Part One

While researching my recent York Sunday News column on the 1815-1818 McCall’s Ferry Bridge, I came across quite a few clippings in the Covered Bridge file at the York County History Center on the county’s covered bridges biting the dust. … Continue reading

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Did colonial courthouse windows end up in the Dover area?

See below for the transcription of an interesting clipping from the September 23, 1937 York Gazette and Daily found in the York County History Center files. It reads:

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How did they get across the wide Susquehanna when there were no bridges?

I have had several comments and questions already about my recent York Sunday News column on the 15 or more ferries that crossed the Susquehanna River at one time or another between York County and Lancaster County. Since there were … Continue reading

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Golden Glow Cafeteria Glows in York Memories

Food stands high in York County memories. Friend and former shop manager at York County Heritage Trust, Carl Preate, emailed me about the popular Golden Glow Cafeteria that was at 38 N. George St. in downtown York from 1928 to … Continue reading

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York Y’s Camp Cann-Edi-On Preserved

Camp Cann-Edi-On in 1947 by Margaret Sarah Lewis I’m sure that the girls who attended the YWCA York’s Camp Cann-Edi-On have many memories of their camping days, but so do some local boys. A reader shared his story: “I really … Continue reading

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Letter Writer Questions York County Commissioners

Why did Lowmaster get the contract from the York County Commissioners to build a bridge if Webb’s bid was $500 lower? ($500 in 1826 would be equivalent to about $12,000 today.) That’s what the writer of a letter to the … Continue reading

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Feuding Neighbors in York County’s Conewago Township

In the latter part of the 19th century the country heard of the violent feuds of the Hatfield and McCoy clans on the West Virginia border. Though their story might be mostly forgotten, we still refer to feuding families or … Continue reading

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