Category Archives: Freystown

Yorker Hides Goods from Confederates, Bribes Servant

Lewis Miller drawing of Confederates arriving in York In a September 1905 newspaper item, York County historian George R. Prowell relates storekeeper Isaac Runk’s dealings with the Confederates during the June 28-30, 1863 occupation of York. Runk’s store was in … Continue reading

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Mapping York, PA’s Past

Part of Freystown, 1876 Maps are fascinating. They document the charges in communities over the years. You can see how residential, social, and industrial patterns evolve as an area grows, or in some cases, retracts. I recently looked at the … Continue reading

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York Basket Makers in Bull Frog Alley

You may have heard of Bull Frog Alley and wondered where it was. The following 1878 York Gazette article tells about the basket makers living there.

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