Category Archives: Northern Central RR

From York to Washington for the Garfield inauguration

Some time ago I wrote a York Sunday News column on Dr. William Bigler’s 1890 trip to Florida to visit his son. In those days of railroads snaking all over the county, it might have been easier to travel from … Continue reading

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Wrightsville’s rich history is commemorated by many plaques, another sought

For the past few years, Albert Rose, long-time volunteer at the York County History Center Library/Archives, has been documenting war memorials throughout York County. He has visited and photographed many of them and also verified some that no longer remain. … Continue reading

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One more Lincoln at Hanover Junction encounter

President Lincoln at Hanover Junction was a hot topic during the 1950s after some previously misidentified photos taken at Hanover Junction were discovered. Below is still another second generation account of Lincoln at Hanover Junction, taken from the October 25, … Continue reading

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Hanover Junction, Free Press 1973, Part 3

Here is the third of three installments transcribing an article from the Free Press community newspaper, Southern York County edition, of November 22, 1973. The extensive article was written by Doris B. Miller. It commemorates President Abraham Lincoln passing through … Continue reading

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Hanover Junction, Free Press 1973, Part 2

Below is part two of three posts transcribing the lengthy article written by Doris B. Miller for the November 22, 1973 Southern York County edition of the Free Press. Click here for part one. Civil War historian Scott Mingus recently … Continue reading

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Hanover Junction, Free Press 1973, Part 1

Here is another Lincoln at Hanover Junction clipping. Lots of folks have strong feelings about whether the train that took President Lincoln to Gettysburg in November 1863 is shown in the known half dozen or so period photographs of the … Continue reading

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York County news from the 1880s

I can always find something of interest in the old newspapers on microfilm at York County Heritage Trust. Sometimes the little items from across the county are the most interesting. Here are a few from the July 1, 1887 York … Continue reading

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Train wreck at Hanover Junction

The account below, from the May 26, 1913 York Gazette tells of a train wreck caused by human error. It also illustrates how stories become exaggerated as news travels. It is rather remarkable that, with the damage and injuries cited, … Continue reading

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Historical Mitigation Comes to York, PA

What is historical mitigation? A simplified example is that when a structure that might have some historical value is demolished, something is done to compensate for that loss. When the Sovereign Bank Stadium in York, bounded by George, North, Queen, … Continue reading

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Tragic Good Friday Train Wreck at Glen Rock

The above images from the 1985 York Daily Record story were supplied to the newspaper by Gary L. Klinedinst. A few older folks might still remember the spectacular train wreck at Centerville, just outside of Glen Rock that Friday afternoon … Continue reading

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