Category Archives: streams

York County covered bridges lost to progress–Part Four

 I could go on about the dozens of picturesque covered bridges that used to dot the York County countryside, but this will be my last post on them for now. I realize that they were rendered obsolete by mid-twentieth century … Continue reading

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Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. wanted to beautify Codorus Creek banks too

You might have recently read in the York Daily Record concerning proposed improvements and beautification of the Codorus Creek through part of the city. Wouldn’t it be great if this time something comes of it? Seemingly innumerable similar proposals have … Continue reading

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Flood of 1933 Raged through Felton

In a post last week I noted that the Flood of 1933 took out two covered bridges at Muddy Creek Forks. Felton is further upstream on the north branch of Muddy Creek, but in a valley, so waters rage and … Continue reading

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Farewell to York County covered bridges.

No wonder York County can’t claim any covered bridges anymore. Hurricane Agnes destroyed the last one, at Bentzel’s Mill, in 1972. Previous storms and floods took their toll of many others over the years. Lila Fourhman-Shaull, Director of Library and … Continue reading

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York Y’s Camp Cann-Edi-On Preserved

Camp Cann-Edi-On in 1947 by Margaret Sarah Lewis I’m sure that the girls who attended the YWCA York’s Camp Cann-Edi-On have many memories of their camping days, but so do some local boys. A reader shared his story: “I really … Continue reading

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