Category Archives: Warrington Twp.

York County covered bridges lost to progress–Part Three

Ah, hindsight. By 1957 people were beginning to think that maybe we should preserve a covered bridge or so “for historical value.” This short article from the July 2, 1957 York Dispatch article tells of two York County covered bridges … Continue reading

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York County covered bridges lost to progress–Part Two

My last post outlined the 1948 fate of a covered bridge over the Little Conewago Creek just east of Zion’s View on Canal Road. It linked Conewago and Manchester Townships. At the same time a Hellam Township bridge over Kreutz … Continue reading

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Guards at Camp Security 9: Philip Werntz & Jacob Beam

Here are two more excerpts, possibly related, from Revolutionary War pension applications at the National Archives concerning erecting a stockade for the British prisoners held at York (Camp Security). By the time he was eligible for a pension under the … Continue reading

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Federal Taxes Paid by York Countians in 1815

It’s soon income tax time again. There was no federal income tax 200 years ago, but that doesn’t mean that you didn’t have to pay taxes to support the United States government. Not having strong taxing ability was one of … Continue reading

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York County Civil War Veteran Wants Nothing to Do with State Pension.

Civil War veteran George S. Anderson of Rossville didn’t hesitate to express his opinion of the proposed Pennsylvania State Pension bill, or the legislators who favored it, as can be seen by his letter published April 26, 1913 in the … Continue reading

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U.S. Presidents Can Claim York County Ancestry too

Seems to be some Irish excitement about President Obama visiting the village of one of his Irish ancestors, but they have nothing on us. As York County Heritage Trust Library Director Lila Fourhman-Shaull pointed out in an article she wrote … Continue reading

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York County Election Bets Not Paid

William Findlay is shown on the left and Joseph Hiester on the right in these images from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Nineteenth century Yorkers took their politics very seriously, as you can see in the rather long ad … Continue reading

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