Category Archives: York Springs

York County connections to the Conestoga Indian Massacre

I enjoyed an interesting talk this evening at the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area Zimmerman Center. Lancaster County journalist Jack Brubaker talked about his recent book Massacre of the Conestogas: On the Trail of the Paxton Boys in Lancaster County. I … Continue reading

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Local Capitalists Wanted to Invest in York and Adams Counties and Maryland Real Estate

Prosperity seems to have come to the York County of 140 years ago, if the ads in the December 31, 1867 issue of the York Gazette are any indication. Entrepreneurs and agents from New York, Philadelphia, Maryland, and Adams County … Continue reading

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