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York Haven extolled for industry

We have the worldwide paper company Glatfelter based in York today, with one of its mills, very much expanded, operating in Spring Grove, where it all started. Even though now gone, there were many other local paper mills, both large … 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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Still another account from Hanover Junction

Here is another clipping concerning whether President Lincoln disembarked from his train car at Hanover Junction, Pa. on his way to dedicate the Gettysburg National Cemetery in November 1863. This one was shared by John Hufnagel, Glen Rock historian, in … Continue reading

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Another Lincoln at Hanover Junction story

Is Abraham Lincoln on any of the known photos taken at Hanover Junction? Even though I have seen some pretty convincing evidence presented by other researchers that Lincoln doesn’t appear in the photos taken at Hanover Junction by the Brady … Continue reading

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Road accidents didn’t just start with automobiles

When you think about it, cars are easier to control than horses; your Ford Mustang isn’t going to get spooked by a train. The December 4, 1877 York Gazette reported two accidents, one quite harrowing, near Smith’s Station in Heidelberg … Continue reading

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Lewis Miller’s view of Lincoln tragedy

Today is the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln. After he died the next morning, plans were put in place for the long journey from Washington to Springfield. The funeral train route traced much of the same path … 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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Off to Springwood in 1874

In a recent post, I shared some 20th century history and photos of Springwood Park in York Township. The park closed in 1954, after operating about 80 years. Springwood was developed as a destination for picnicking and dancing by the … Continue reading

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