Category Archives: Franklin Township

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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York County Election Bets Not Paid

William Findlay is shown on the left and Joseph Hiester on the right in these images from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Nineteenth century Yorkers took their politics very seriously, as you can see in the rather long ad … Continue reading

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