Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Hermit House of Springettsbury Township

This past Spring I was out for a walk, heading east on Pleasant Valley Road in Springettsbury Township.  Just before reaching Alpine Road, I passed a remarkable stone house on the left.  At the same time a woman, also out … Continue reading

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York County authorized to name summit Buzzards Roost

Such an authorization by an agency of the United States Government happened some 50 years ago.  Local headlines could have been ‘York County authorized to name summit Buzzards Roost.’  A headline would have been warranted because substantial effort is required … Continue reading

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What does the Mickey Mouse Club have to do with YorksPast?

A month after I started first grade, The Mickey Mouse Club premiered October 3rd, 1955.  My usual routine the next four years was to come home from school and play outside.  At the appointed time my siblings and me gathered … Continue reading

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What is YorksPast?

Unusual bits and pieces associated with Local Family Histories will be one of many areas that will be explored in the YorksPast Blog.  Even though I wrote a genealogical history of all Barshinger Families in America since 1735, it is … Continue reading

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