Category Archives: Shrewsbury Township

Rural students and the Eight Grade Examination

Some York County school districts didn’t consolidate until the late 1950s. Chanceford Township was one of the last to close their one-room schools, as the new Chanceford Township elementary school didn’t open until September 1958. Children attended one-room schools from … Continue reading

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You are invited to an open house June 1 at Fissel’s School

Want to experience what is was like to go to a one-room school? Or maybe you did attend one, and would like to step back into that time. Here is how you can: The Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society and … Continue reading

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Springs and orchards were important to York County farmers

The real estate ads in the newspapers of 200 years ago were almost always for farms. Even if there was another enterprise on the property, such as a mill, there was usually quite a bit of acreage. Just about everyone … Continue reading

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Nineteenth Century York County Swedenborgians?

The recent York Daily Record article about a new church in York, the Swedenborgians, also known as the New Church or Church of the New Jerusalem, rang a bell. Click here for the York Daily Record article. Members beliefs are … Continue reading

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Forest Fires Hit York County in the Past

Doing a Google search on forest fires is eye opening. As I write this, fires are raging in the mountains of New Mexico; tigers and elephants are threatened by the fires in two national parks in India; and 45 forest … Continue reading

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