Category Archives: Dover Township

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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York County 1860 Shearer and Lake wall map is a another great resource

Two of my recent posts were on historical atlases, first the 1876 York County atlas reprinted with the 1903 York City atlas, and then on the atlases of some other Pennsylvania and Maryland counties available for use at the York … Continue reading

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Federal Taxes Paid by York Countians in 1815

It’s soon income tax time again. There was no federal income tax 200 years ago, but that doesn’t mean that you didn’t have to pay taxes to support the United States government. Not having strong taxing ability was one of … Continue reading

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More on Lewis Miller’s Blue Dyer

As I indicated in my recent post on Lewis Miller’s drawing of the Seifert family, there is more going on here than just the very early depiction of an American Christmas tree. That post addressed why a blue dyer was … Continue reading

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Flying Saucers Over York County

Flying saucer? It seems like you hardly ever hear about flying saucers these days. The local papers used to report that local citizens saw some every now and then. Either they aren’t visiting south-central Pennsylvania anymore or people aren’t letting … Continue reading

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