Duke Street School was York’s first high school

Courtesy of Google Maps

The York City School District recently sold the Duke Street School at the corner of South Duke Street and East Hope Avenue. Many people probably do not realize that the building dates back to 1860 and that it housed York’s first high school. According to Prowell’s History of York County: “The Duke Street building, opposite the City Market House, was erected in 1860. Later in 1868, a school house on the rear of the same lot was erected. The High School was founded in the Duke Street front school house in 1870 and remained there for two years.” A larger high school building, designed by architect Edward Haviland, was built in 1872. The second high school was situated across from the Quaker Meeting House and was torn down many years ago.

Prowell goes on to state that York High was founded to prepare students for higher learning “and for the active duties of life,” and that it graduated the first class in June of 1872. That was a coed class of two students, Miss Flora B. Hays, who later taught in York City schools, and Edward P. Stair, later Cashier of the Farmers National Bank of York. Commencement was held in the court house, with Dr. Edward Brooks, then principal of the State Normal School at Millersville (now Millersville University) as the speaker.

There were 65 students in all the first year of operation, and the initial curriculum included “careful training in mathematics, the English branches, and ancient and modern languages.” Electives were soon added in other subjects. George R. Prowell himself was one of the four initial teachers, along with William Shelley, Peter Bentz and Mary Kell. Miss Kell was also the first assistant principal of the high school.

There is a charming hand-written, detailed description in the York County History Center files of the Duke Street school and the classes the student took. It is faded, but in a legible hand, so I hope to transcribe it for a future post.

I have not heard who purchased the school, but I hope it will serve the sturdy building with the graceful fence will continue to serve the community for at least another 160 years.

Duke Street and Hope Avenue (then Baptist Alley) from the 1903 Roe Atlas of York

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Margaretta Furnace was a leading iron making center in 19th century York County

1876 York County Atlas

A few weeks ago I posted the tale of Spoonie Gohn’s supposed encounters with Slaymaker’s ghost at Margaretta Furnace. I had initially shared that story with the attendees at the York Daily Record annual Unraveling York County History night in early December.

Margaretta Furnace with the grand mansion house and huge barns that stand just outside East Prospect have always intrigued me, so I wrote my December York Sunday News column on the real history of Margaretta Furnace.

Because of the abundance of iron ore, limestone and forests for charcoal there were quite a few iron furnaces in operation during the 18th and 19th centuries in York County. You can still see some remnants of these York County’s furnaces; the best preserved is Codorus Furnace, a property of the Conservation Society of York County. It sits by Furnace Road near Starview, and you can stop by anytime and read the interpretive labels. The ironmaster’s mansion, a private property, still stands a short distance away, but it appears to badly need restoration.

There are two restored iron furnace complexes not too far away that my family and I have enjoyed visiting. Cornwall Furnace is about an hour from downtown York in Lebanon County. It is a National Historic Landmark administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. It takes just a few minutes longer from York to get to Hopewell Furnace near the Berks County/Chester County line. It is a National Park Service National Historic Site. Both offer tours and either makes a nice day trip.

Here is my Margaretta Furnace column: Continue reading

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Preservation Pennsylvania and Kreutz Creek Valley Preservation Society working together to save Mifflin House

The campaign to save the historic Mifflin House, the extremely significant site in Hellam Township at the edge of Wrightsville, is moving on, but help is needed from the public.

To bring you up to date, in August 2017 Hellam Township denied a demolition permit requested by the developer of the industrial park that adjoins the Mifflin house to demolish the house and some of the historic farm buildings. The developer appealed this decision, which is now in the York County Court of Common Pleas. Kreutz Creek Valley Preservation Society and Preservation Pennsylvania have filed a joint brief in opposition to the appeal of Kinsley Equities II., as has Hellam Township.

Preservation Pennsylvania and Kreutz Creek Valley Preservation Society have launched a fund raising drive to pay necessary legal fees. Click here for more information on the current status of the challenge and to donate directly online, or for more information on sending a check or donating by credit card. Checks, marked for the Mifflin House, should be sent to the Mifflin House Fund, Preservation Pennsylvania, 257 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101.

The Mifflin House is one of the most important historic sites in York County. The Underground Railroad activity conducted out of the house by Jonathan Mifflin and Susannah Wright Mifflin and their son Samuel Mifflin is well documented. Also, the clash between Union and Confederate units culminating in the burning of the Wrightsville-Columbia bridge occurred partly on their property.

Jonathan Mifflin was a Revolutionary War patriot, serving under George Washington as Assistant Quartermaster General, supplying the American army. That by itself deems his home historically worthy of preservation. In addition, the architectural significance of this mansion house along, built around 1800, is a reason for keeping it intact. Much of the exterior and interior has not been significantly changed over the past 200+ years.

For much more detail on the Mifflin House and the family and their accomplishments, you can click on these links:

Click here for over two dozen articles, columns and videos pertaining to the Mifflin House posted by the York Daily Record/York Sunday News.

Here is a link for my several columns and blog posts on the Mifflin House.

And here is a link to Scott Mingus’s many blog posts on the Civil War and Underground Railroad significance of the Mifflin House.


Nineteenth century view of “Hybla,” the Mifflin House


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York women found it took time to be fashionable

There is currently an interesting mini-exhibit in the entrance hall of the York County History Center museum at 250 East Market Street. Even though I sometimes mentally live in the 19th century, an exhibit like this reminds me to be thankful that I physically live in the 21st century.

The exhibit shows why it took women some time to get dressed, and why they often needed some assistance to get it accomplished. The label reads:


Shown here are four representations of the different stages of getting dressed during the late Victorian Period of the 1880s and 90s. The combination of these pieces allowed the wearer to achieve the highly-fashionable bustled look that was popular during this period.

The first mannequin is shown in two simple undergarments—a white chemise and white pantaloons.

The second mannequin includes a chemise with the addition of a petticoat and blue corset to cinch the waist.

The third mannequin includes the aforementioned pieces with the addition of a bustle to give shape and volume to the train and back of the dress.

Lastly comes a blue velvet evening dress which would be worn on top of these foundation layers. Though these pieces were not worn by a single Yorker, they come from various local families notes below.

The family names mentioned, either that of the donor or wearer of the garment, include Gallagher, Eisenhart, Forry, Tweedell, Emig, Skold, Geesey, Spangler, Gemmill and Keesey.

My photo of the midnight blue velvet dress with the blue roses on white silk doesn’t do it justice. Stop by and take a look at the exhibit yourself and ponder the time and care it took to be in style just a bit over a century ago.

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Another York County ghost tale

James Ruby gravestone. (Courtesy Find A Grave)

My last post related the tale of Spoonie Gohn’s encounters with Slaymaker’s ghost at Margaretta Furnace. It was one of the two “Weird York County” stories I shared at the York Daily Record’s recent Unraveling York County History event.

My second account that night was “The Headless Horseman of the Codorus Valley.” The story was first told by historian Armand Gladfelter in one of his several books on the Seven Valleys area.

James Ruby was from eastern York County, but after their marriage, he and wife Mary moved first to Carroll County, Maryland and then back again to York County, this time in the south central area. They raised their eight children near Zeigler’s Church in North Codorus Township.

Besides being a successful farmer, James Ruby had the power to stop the flow of blood by laying his hands on the afflicted person and repeating a specific passage from the Book of Ezekiel. I guess you could call him a pow-wow specialists. He was often summoned to neighboring farms when an accident had occurred, arriving on his old white mare.

James Ruby and his old white mare passed away on the same day in 1859. He was buried in nearby Zeigler’s churchyard, but he didn’t exactly rest in peace. For nearly 100 years he was often seen riding his old white mare up and down the road that passes the church.

Neighbor Mrs. Depfer, who lived by that road, was ill, and a young woman names Katie Behler was hired as her nurse. Not being from that area, Katie was startled to look out the window and see what appeared to be a headless horseman riding a white horse down the road. Mrs. Behler said, “Oh, that’s old man Ruby, he rides there every evening.” (Even in life, Ruby slouched forward in the saddle, making it appear as though his hat sat on his shoulders, but he wasn’t really headless.)

Another time young Susan Hoff was out around dusk picking berries near Zeigler’s church. She suddenly ran down to her house shouting “Mam, ich hab de ald man Ruby gesehne.” (“Mom, I just saw old man Ruby.) Susan lived well into her nineties, never wavering that she had indeed seen Old Man Ruby riding his old white mare by the churchyard.

It has been 70 years now since anyone reported seeing Old Man Ruby, but if you happen to be over around Zeigler’s church just about twilight, keep your eyes open for a slouched over figure on a white horse.

This link will take you to the York Daily Record website with a video of me telling the story of Old Man Ruby and his white mare.

St. Paul’s (Zeigler’s) church as it appeared in James Ruby’s time. It was replaced by a brick church later in the 19th century.

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Tale of Slaymaker’s Ghost told at Unraveling York County History

Early photo of the Margaretta Furnace complex

It was good to see many of you at the York Daily Record’s Unraveling York County History event last week. For those of you who didn’t make it, the theme this year was “Weird York.” The YDR bloggers each did two stories.

My first tale was “The Ghost of Margaretta Furnace,” which I will recap here. My main source was a piece written by historian/covered wagon expert Howard C. Frey for The Pennsylvania Dutchman (later Pennsylvania Folklife) in 1953.

The Slaymaker family’s Margaretta Furnace, just west of East Prospect in Lower Windsor Township, started producing iron in the late 1820s. Besides the furnace and foundry, a village of workers houses, a store, a mill and even a church, were quickly established there. The large ironmaster’s house and two huge stone barns are about the only remnants today.

Many years later, after the Slaymakers were gone, a character by the name of Spoonie Gohn lived in the neighborhood. Spoonie liked to drink with his friends a bit and sometimes, on his way home, took a little nap by the bridge that crossed Ore Washer Run just to the west of the barns. That is where he encountered Slaymaker’s ghost, who was said to often have been seen traveling from a cave under one barn to another cave under the other. The ghost carried a big lantern with a foot-wide flame.

One night, Spoonie was startled by the ghost while he napped; he ran home leaving a large cheese he purchased at the local store behind. The next time Spoonie was ready, and when the ghost attacked him he slashed and slashed at it with his penknife. The next morning his brothers came along back to the spot, attesting that in the mud you could see marks made by Spoonie’s corduroy trousers as he struggled with Slaymaker’s ghost, as well as slash marks in the ground, surely evidence of the encounter.

Frey related that even much later, into the early 20th century, every now and then when a horse and buggy or a rider on a horse came to that little bridge, the horse refused to cross, resulting in long detours. So anyone passing by those barns, especially around dusk, should keep their eyes open for a big ball of fire—possibly Slaymaker’s ghost with his lantern with the foot-wide flame?

This link will take you to the YDR website for a video of me telling the story.

Watch for my new York Sunday News column for more on Margaretta Furnace.

The bridge over Ore Washer Run is in the far right center of the photo









Here is the link to my other Unraveling York County History Story on The Headless Horseman of the Codorus Valley.

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What is your UFO story?

Hanover Evening Sun July 8, 1947

The first reported sighting of a flying saucer was in the state of Washington in late June 1947. In less than two weeks reports were pouring in, including from our area. I looked at a sampling of local newspapers on microfilm and at newspapers.com, both accessible at the York County History Center Library/Archives. By the 1970s flying saucers, now called UFOs, were part of the popular culture, appearing in motion pictures and being used to sell things from sandwiches to automobiles.

York Gazette and Daily July 10, 1947

You don’t see much press coverage of sightings these days, but that doesn’t mean they still aren’t reported. Just a few weeks ago, while I was researching this column, Fox News cited a report on the 25 top United States cities for sightings from 2001-2015. Philadelphia was 17th on the list with 338. It makes you wonder that, if there are so many urban sightings with their light pollution, how many unexplained flying objects might be visible in more rural areas.

York Daily Record February 23, 1973

A surprising number of the few people I have discussed this with so far have related their own experience, or that of a friend or relative, with seeing something unexplainable in the sky. Do you have a story? If so, please share by emailing me at ycpa89@msn.com. No names will be used. I’ll share my own (second-hand) story too. Here is the column:

Flying saucers, anyone?

Seventy years ago, on June 24, 1947, Idaho pilot Kenneth Arnold, flying near Mount Rainier, Washington, reportedly saw a formation of nine “circular-type” objects, each about 50 feet wide, flying at what he estimated was 1,700 miles per hour. The Air Force scorned Arnold’s story in several reports. Up until his death in 1984 Arnold never wavered in what he saw.

News of the sighting quickly spread; in less than two weeks sightings were reported in 41 states. One of the first locally was described in the July 8 Hanover Sun. G. W. Nicholson told the paper that about 7:30 two evenings before, he was seated on his porch at Irishtown, near Hanover. He saw “a luminous object speeding across the sky.” He called his wife, three sons and aunt to witness the phenomena. He stood by his story, even though he was already being kidded.

Divergent opinions were coming in as fast as sightings. An Army public relations officer explained at length that an object found at Roswell, New Mexico was an Air Force weather balloon. At the same time other Army weather experts did not think that the “scores of reports of flying discs” could all be attributed to balloons.

Later that week a couple reported seeing a group of “enormous” saucers flying about 18 feet above the ground near Day’s Mill. They quickly left when “three dropped nearby.” Two Stewartstown men saw eight objects flying in formation near Conowingo dam, standing still or disappearing high into the clouds. One summer night two York men saw two objects 15 feet in diameter. Many described spinning oblong or round objects with lights switching on and off.

Accounts continued strongly, along with mixed messages from officials. An aide to President Truman ridiculed flying saucers as secret U.S. weapons. He said if they were secret weapons, the president would know, and he didn’t. This was probably prompted by a U.S. News and World Report article saying evidence showed flying saucers might stem from experimental U.S. aircraft developed a decade before, with a photo showing a 1/3 model in a wind tunnel at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at Langley, Virginia.

Even My Weekly Reader, read by elementary children in every state, took a stand with an article saying the government had proved some flying saucers were imaginary, but now admitted some are real, belonging to the Air Force. Eleanor Johnson, founder and former Yorker, said the story was included to reassure children that flying saucers were not from other planets or enemy weapons.

Air Force denials continued. The Evening Sun carried an AP wire photo of Major General John A. Samford, director of Air Force intelligence, pointing his finger for emphasis as he declared that a six-year study showed no pattern that the sightings meant “anything remotely consistent with any menace to the United States.” The story, however, mentions just that past weekend unidentified objects were spotted on radar screens at Washington National airport.

By the mid-fifties, flying saucers were part of everyday life. York auto dealer Ammon R. Smith’s ad included several men looking at a spacecraft, declaring that another dealer offered $400 trade-in for a flying saucer, but Smith gave better service. Civic clubs heard talks by a local banker and a college swimming coach on flying saucers. Clearview Pizza Villa in Hanover included a “Flying Saucer” on their menu, with Italian ham, Italian cheese, onions and sauce roasted on a [presumably round] roll. The Gazette and Daily printed a cutout flying saucer on the Junior Editor page, with instructions on how to make it fly by tossing it in the air. Movies, such as Earth vs. Flying Saucers, were popular.

Reports continued in the 1960s and 1970s. Now they were called UFOs. As in the past, most of the witnesses were so sure they had seen something so extraordinary that they readily allowed publication of their names.

An elongated dark red object, described as three times the size of a full moon at the horizon was seen near Muddy Creek Forks. A Mt. Wolf woman watched a UFO for over an hour out her kitchen window. In October 1973 a Locust Grove (Windsor Township) woman became “a true believer” after she and a score of neighbors watched a hovering object flash alternating red and green lights for over three hours. Local police checked out this and another sighting, but declined to comment. A boy from Delroy, a few miles down the East Prospect road from Locust Grove, had called the York Daily Record earlier to report that he and his friends saw five UFOs in the area.

Programs continued to be offered. Bob Barry, Director of the 20th Century UFO Bureau of Collingswood, New Jersey, founded by conservative preacher Carl McIntire, showed his films and slides at York County venues, such as Calvary Bible Church at East Prospect and a Windsor Manor PTA meeting.

In April 1974, the York Daily Record carried controversial prize-winning journalist Jack Anderson’s column claiming he had obtained a CIA report that came out of “secret high-level meetings on potential dangers from flying saucers as far back as 1953.” It said that many thought the earth might be visited by extra-terrestrials, but there was “no evidence of a direct threat of national security from flying saucers.” Anderson related that the CIA discussed using radio and television star Arthur Godfrey, as well as Walt Disney’s cartoons, to calm the public’s UFO fears.

In July 1977, Ammon R. Smith’s automobile ads once again featured a flying saucer. This time it invited the public to stop by for a free mini Frisbee and take a look at larger vehicles while they were there.

I only researched UFOs in local papers until 1977, but internet searches show reports from Pennsylvania are still coming in strong today. What is your UFO story?

Gazette and Daily July 8, 1947





York Daily Record October 15, 1973

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Join the Bonhams for a Victorian Christmas

Victorian Christmas card with padding and fringe

You can enjoy a Victorian Christmas at the Bonham House, 152 East Market Street, York from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 2. The free family event, presented by the York County History Center as part of Light Up York, offers costumed house tours, crafts, games, live music, refreshments and more. Living historian Myra Reichart will explore Victorian Christmas holiday traditions from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for details on the festivities.

The family of artist Horace Bonham did enjoy Christmas. A letter from “Santa” in the YCHC files to Eleanor, the youngest daughter, gives you an idea of what almost eight-year-old little girls were hoping for on Christmas morning. The note is datelined “All around the world, Xmas eve—Dec. 24, 1889.” It continues:

My dear Eleanor,

By the time I got here I found I had no more copies of the Blue Fairy Book, I am sorry to say—But I hope your Mamma will give it for your birthday gift, for I find by looking at my book that you were born just about eight years ago—I give you some money for a trycicle. I hope it will be enough—My friend Mr. Wanamaker keeps very good ones. I hope you will be a good little girl and remember your old friend Santa Claus for this may be my last visit, as you will be nearly nine years old next Xmas.

Believe me truly your dear friend who will often think of you,

Santa Claus.

The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang had just come out it 1889. It was the first in a still-popular series of books of fairy tales for children. Eleanor’s birthday was coming up on December 31, so it sounds like she was pretty certain to get the book then.

Another find in the York County History Center Library/Archives reveals that a grown up Eleanor still had Christmas in her heart. Eleanor Bonham McCoy wrote the poem below, in 1931, when she was nearly 50. It was subsequently published in Pennsylvania Dutchman/Pennsylvania Folklife, for many years a premier periodical on all things Pennsylvania German. Even though some of her ancestors, like the Bonhams and Lewises, were of English origin, she also had Pennsylvania German ancestors in her background. York countians can enjoy the “Dutchy” twist to her poem:

Christmas Greetings (1931) by Eleanor Bonham McCoy

Here is a little paper tut

But please don’t think it’s empty still

Because inside of it, I put

My Christmas wishes and good will.


I want you should get lots of stuff

And have a Happy Christmas, too,

And New Year’s Day—and what’s enough

Better, good victuals all year through.


Now for the Christmas Dinner, mind

I hope your table groans and sways

With all the things you mostly find

At funerals and wedding days.


Turkey and trimmings, pork, gravy,

Pickles, a mess of schnitz and gnepp,

Cake, pie—(It wouldn’t wonder me

When dinner’s over if you slep!)


If you must ride, I want the sun

Or, if it makes snow, you can rutch;

And after supper, lots of fun,

Hard cider, kissing games and such.


I wish my tut was full to bust

With presents for you, big and small;

Instead of Christmas wishes, just,

But then—my bank account is all.

Hope you can join us at the Bonham House next Saturday.

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Tickets going fast to Unravel York County History event

Are you going to help us unravel York County history this year? The York Daily Record/York Sunday News team of history bloggers is setting out once again to entertain you with snippets of our fascinating past.

The theme of our third annual event is “Weird York.” I will join other local historians: Jeri Jones, Jim McClure, Scott Mingus and Stephen H. Smith, as we each explore a couple of strange tales originating at various sites across the county.

The popular “Stump the Historian” segment will return, an opportunity for the bloggers, as well as the public, to perhaps learn some new aspect of our varied history.

There is a change of venue this year. The program will be held on Wednesday, December 6 at DreamWrights Center for Community Arts on Carlisle Avenue, just off West Market Street in York. It will run from 7 p.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m. There is plenty of parking available. There is a reasonable admission fee this year. Click here to purchase tickets. Food and drink will also be available for purchase.

As of this afternoon (Friday), 130 of the 170 available tickets have been sold, so don’t hesitate if you would like to join us for an entertaining and informative evening.

The two photos accompanying this post? They have to do with my two stories, which are replete with local weirdness. Come and see what they are.

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Colonial Courthouse Time Capsule information sought

General location of the 1977 time capsule

In the 1970s the York County Bicentennial Commission painstakingly researched the dimensions of the first York County courthouse, which stood in the center of York’s square from 1754 to 1841. This was the building that housed the Continental Congress from September 1777 to June 1778, when the British occupied the former capital, Philadelphia. While meeting in York the Articles of Confederation, the first United States frame of government, was adopted, and news arrived of a needed victory at Saratoga and of the approval of essential alliances and assistance from France. Because of the importance of what went on in the courthouse at that crucial time, a replica of the building was erected in 1976, just two blocks from where the original stood. Click here for more on the original courthouse on the square.

Children placing items on the capsule under direction of Dr. Frederick Holliday, York City Schools superintendent. (York Dispatch microfilm, YCHC)

In November 1977, the two hundredth anniversary of the Articles of Confederation adoption, a time capsule, burial vault size, was buried on the grounds of the courthouse replica, now known as the Colonial Courthouse and open for tours as part of the York County History Center Colonial complex. Nearly 50 local children were involved in the burial of the capsule, with the hope that many of those children would participate in its opening 50 years later, in November 2027. Click here for more on the capsule.

Capsule prior to November 16, 1977 burial. Shown are Attorney Kenneth J. Sparler, Bi-centennial Commission chairman; Landon Charles Reisinger, commission coordinator; and Michael Hoover, vice-president of the Hoover-Wilbert Burial Vault Company, donor of the vault. (York Daily Record scan, Newspapers.com, YCHC)

The exact location of the capsule was not marked, so organizers are trying to determine that spot, so that it will be readily accessible in 10 years; probes so far have not been successful. The newspaper photos included here give a pretty good idea of the general location. Anyone present at the time capsule burial, or who has more information is asked to contact YCHC Vice President of Interpretation Daniel Roe at droe@yorkhistorycenter.org or 717-848-1587 x302.

Contact information for the children involved is also being sought so that they can kept informed of opening plans in the next decade. They are: Kathy Abernethy, Kim Anderson, Dana S. Anstine, Mary Beth Anstine, Shawn Baile, Kara Baker, Joe Baxter, Mark Bostic, Leslie Bricker, Mike Brown, Qui Brown, Shawn Calhoun, Judd Collier, Rachel Doering, Vincent Freeland, Mike Gardner, Jeffry S. Heindel, John S. Heindel, Brack Hivley, Michael Paul Hoover II, Shana Hopkins, Jon Hunt, Matthew Jimerson, Amy Kessler, Angela Linebaugh, Brian Linebaugh, David Lynch, Charlie Miller, Jody Neal, Bobbi Jo Oberlander, William Reichard, Christine Ridgeley, Colette Ritter, Doug Rothrock, Nathan Rothrock, Michael Shaffer, Matt Shue, Shawn Sidesinger, Erin Marie Sparler, Jenna Streett, Angie Sunday, Chris Tanner, Andrea Vandermark, Mike Wise, Tim Wolf, John “Andy” Woodring and Rachel S. Woodring.

Present view of Colonial Courthouse from northwest

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