Monthly Archives: October 2012

York Car Works of Billmeyer & Small

This drawing of The York Car Works of Billmeyer & Small appears as part of a full-page-408 ad in Asher & Adams’ New Columbian Railroad Atlas of 1879.  The view is as if one were hovering over the railroad station, … Continue reading

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Barshinger’s Mill Site along Barshinger Creek

Last Monday I explored how Barshinger Creek got its name; i.e. from the name of a mill along this creek.  Simon A. Barshinger expanded and operated the mill known as Barshinger’s Mill from 1892 to 1920.  The location of Barshinger’s … Continue reading

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Frankenstorm at Accomac 1945; and 1875

With Frankenstorm on the way up the East Coast, I thought it an appropriate time to post these pictures of the IVA-LU Bungalow upriver from Accomac, Hellam Township, York County, PA.  In 1945, “immense cakes of ice of great thickness” … Continue reading

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George Dosch Family Part 1; Uncle of York Co.’s Michael Dosch

Following my talk on the Dosch Burial Grounds in Lower Windsor Township, several people asked for more details on several of the families noted in my talk.  This post on the George Dosch Family is the fourth in a series … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 2 . . Orphan . . Part 6

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 6 of Chapter 2 . . . Orphan.  A new part … Continue reading

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Was York First? It’s All In The Details.

Two weeks ago I posted an article from the York Daily issue of June 30, 1871 that ended by boasting railcar builder Billmeyer & Small of York “have secured the building of the first one hundred narrow gauge cars ever … Continue reading

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York County One-Room Schools (U-Z)

This is the ninth and final 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 … Continue reading

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How did Barshinger Creek get its name?

The York Daily Record article on Saturday about Red Lion Area High School alums and students spearheading an effort to protect the Barshinger Creek freshwater ecosystem caused me to dust off some information in my files about the creek name.  … Continue reading

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Christopher Dosch Family; Father of York Co.’s Michael Dosch

Following my talk on the Dosch Burial Grounds in Lower Windsor Township, several people asked for more details on several of the families noted in my talk.  This post on the Christopher Dosch Family is the third in a series … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 2 . . Orphan . . 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 2 . . . Orphan.  A new part … Continue reading

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