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Other Revolutionary War patriots homes like Jonathan Mifflin’s have been saved

      Jonathan Mifflin was also a prominent Revolutionary War patriot, even going contrary to his Quaker religion to become an officer and assistant Quartermaster General for the entire American army. He also became a friend of George Washington … Continue reading

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Why the Mifflin-Wright house, Hybla, must be saved

As stories fly about the possible planned destruction of Hybla, the Mifflin-Wright house near Wrightsville, more concern has surfaced about this important York County historical site. Hybla has just been named one of the 11 most endangered properties in Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Losing landmarks made news in 1860s York County

I think of the 1960s as a sad period for York County landmarks. In the city alone the City Market House, an architectural gem by the Dempwolf firm, was torn down, and the imposing Variety Iron Works fountain was removed … Continue reading

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Visiting York County in 1916

It is always enlightening to see other people’s impressions of us. Just recently, we were pleased when the respected Travel and Leisure magazine named York to its list of America’s Greatest Main Streets, citing a turnaround and our historic architecture. … Continue reading

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Fate of Camp Security Prisoners Important to Commanders

One of the best clues I have come across so far to try and figure out how many Revolutionary War prisoners were held at York’s Camp Security, 1781-1783, is a letter I found at the National Archives from American Commander … Continue reading

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Getting Closer to York’s Camp Security Numbers

There is a quote that goes something like “Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while,” meaning that if you keep rooting around you might come up with something. Every chance I get the past few years, … Continue reading

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