Monthly Archives: August 2012

Abe Brenneman becomes an Inn Keeper in York Township

In 1871 Abe Brenneman purchased a hotel and 58 acres of surrounding property in York Township.  The hotel was along the York and Chanceford Turnpike; now South Queen Street.  The hotel was the ONLY building along a one-mile stretch of … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 1 . . Eureka . . Part 5

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 5 of Chapter 1 . . . Eureka.  A new part … Continue reading

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Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden; & Upcoming Talks

The Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden is a commemorative arboretum dedicated to all who serve in the United States Armed Forces.  This living memorial is a gathering place to honor all Veterans, and remember the fallen in … Continue reading

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York County One-Room Schools (E-G)

This is the third post in a series that will provide a location and source index for pre-1950 York County schools.  The vast majority of these schools are one-room schools.  The complete list is being rolled out over several weeks.  … Continue reading

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Schoolhouse Symbols on Maps, Part 2; and a 1921 Brenneman’s School Photo

My original intent for Part 2 of Schoolhouse Symbols on Maps was to use various map sections focusing on the area around Brenneman’s Schoolhouse for other reasons.  Another terrific reason surfaced over the weekend when Ted Schaefer, in response to … Continue reading

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Enhancing Family Histories Part 1; Brenneman’s School Memories

This is the first in a series of posts that will provide suggestions for authors to enhance their family histories.  The suggestion for today is the inclusion of notable school memories.  As an example, I’ll use memories about Brenneman’s One-Room … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 1 . . Eureka . . Part 4

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 4 of Chapter 1 . . . Eureka.  A new part … Continue reading

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Billmeyer & Small Companies’ Spring Garden Car Works

Last Wednesday I posted a John Denney, Jr. 1965 photo of a Ma & Pa Steam Train Excursion ready to leave the Ma & Pa Railroad Station along East Market Street in York, Pennsylvania.  He had just recently realized that … Continue reading

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York County One-Room Schools (C-D)

This is the second post in a series that will provide a location and source index for pre-1950 York County schools.  The vast majority of these schools are one-room schools.  The complete list is being rolled out over several weeks.  … Continue reading

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Schoolhouse Symbols on Maps; and Introducing the Longevity Code

Many older maps rarely note the names of schoolhouses.  The 1908 Topographic Map discussed last Monday named a schoolhouse, however only a few were named on that entire map.  A few maps do note the location of virtually all schoolhouses … Continue reading

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