Category Archives: Marsh Creek

McGuffey of Reader Fame Has York County Ties

William Holmes McGuffey (1800-1873) was a professor of languages at Miami University in Ohio when he developed a series of enduring readers for children. Truman and Smith, a small Cincinnati publishing firm, brought out the First Reader in 1836, followed … Continue reading

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How Did They Get There from York?

Click here for the Library of Congress zoomable 1751 Fry-Jefferson map. I recently wrote about York County residents being recruited to move to Virginia in the 1870s. Click here to read that post. There were several paths, following very early … Continue reading

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