Category Archives: Long Level

Lewis Miller image of General Jacob Dritt discovered

The staff of the John and Kathryn Zimmerman Center of Susquehanna Heritage recently discovered a photograph of a previously unknown drawing of General Jacob Dritt (d.1817). The drawing is unsigned, but it is so similar in style to the many … Continue reading

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Learn more about Latrobe’s 1801 mapping of the lower Susquehanna River

Map courtesy of the Maryland Historical Society. I will be doing a PowerPoint presentation this Saturday, April 12 on Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s wonderful map of a portion of our section of the Susquehanna River, as part of the York County … Continue reading

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Susquehanna ice piled 40 feet high in 1911

Last week Jim McClure included a link to photos on his blog post of a few years ago of Susquehanna River ice pushing over the banks in January 1959. They were originally shared by Jim Buckner, and taken by his … Continue reading

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York County news: A graduation party at Mulberry and the stage coach from Long Level to Red Lion

As I mentioned previously, it wasn’t difficult to get your name in the newspaper in earlier days. Stringers from every little community submitted very local news, for which they were many times paid by the length of the column. Many … Continue reading

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s lasting legacy in the lower Susquehanna

Happy 249th birthday to one of my favorites, English-American architect and engineer Benjamin Henry Latrobe. His mother, Margaret Antes of Germantown, Pennsylvania, had been sent to England to further her education. There she met Moravian minister Benjamin Latrobe, and their … Continue reading

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Did York County’s last Susquehannock village have a palm tree?

I have used the illustration above when writing about the last two known Native American villages in York County. It is from Herman Moll’s 1720 map entitled: A new map of the north parts of America claimed by France under … Continue reading

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Have you ever been hiking in Devil’s Hole?

Long-time York County Heritage Trust volunteer photo cataloger Paul Wolfgang asked me the other day if I know where “Devil’s Hole” was. He was cataloging a collection of photos connected with Raymond Jacob Sechrist and one was identified as being … Continue reading

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Learning more about York County’s last Native American villages.

I learned some new things last week at Paul Nevin’s talk at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage, home of the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Region. His talk focused on the last Susquehannock Indian village, the site of which is now part … Continue reading

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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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Historical Markers onYork’s Square and by the Susquehanna

My recent York Sunday News column (see below for full column) described the five Pennsylvania State Historical Markers in York’s Continental Square and the stories behind them. Over 2,000 or these blue and gold markers have been placed throughout the … Continue reading

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