Monthly Archives: December 2012

Marking 100th YorksPast Post with a Tiled Mosaic; Post Index and Future Plans

The first YorksPast post occurred July 26th 2012; therefore with this 100th post, I’m averaging four and one-half posts per week.  An inventory of the general topics and locations that have been my subjects resulted in this 100-tile mosaic that … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 4 . . Stowaway . . Part 3

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 3 of Chapter 4 . . . Stowaway.  A new part … Continue reading

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Memories of Christmas 1955

This photo is from Christmas morning during 1955 at the Harold & Esther Smith home at 2150 South Queen Street in York Township.  During that Christmas, I (Stephen, in the center) was 6-years-old; my brothers Stanley (at left) was 4-years-old … Continue reading

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A Road Named N.O.P., Arsenal and Whiteford; Part 5 – Housing Development on 1930 Map containing a Whiteford Street

This post returns my focus to that section of the road east of North Sherman Street in Springettsbury Township, York County; i.e. Whiteford Road.  The Map of the City of York, Pennsylvania and Suburbs, issued by York Chamber of Commerce … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 4 . . Stowaway . . Part 2

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 2 of Chapter 4 . . . Stowaway.  A new part … Continue reading

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Second & Third Union Church Buildings at Canadochly

If you read my post on Friday, you now know where those old York County steps are located; see the yellow leader lines in the illustration.  I’ll explanation my five clues later in this post. The first Canadochly Union Church … Continue reading

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Who Can Solve The Mystery of These Steps with Five Clues?

It’s been suggested that I occasionally mix a few shorter posts in with my normal fare of longer posts.  Some recent posts by Jim McClure at YorkTownSquare concerning old York County steps inspired this short post. Who can solve the … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 4 . . Stowaway . . Part 1

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 1 of Chapter 4 . . . Stowaway.  A new part … Continue reading

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Stony Brook Slate & Brick Company with a Narrow Gauge Railway in Springettsbury Township

This 1905 view of the Stony Brook Slate & Brick Company is looking southwest, as if one is standing where the main 4’-8 1/2” Standard Gauge Railroad crosses Stonewood Road.  The NOW view shows the employee parking lot north of … Continue reading

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Narrow Gauge Railway Along Stonewood Road in Springettsbury Township to the Stony Brook Slate & Brick Company

The Stony Brook Slate & Brick Company constructed the 3’-0” narrow gauge railway seen in this photo during 1905.  The railway paralleled what would become Stonewood Road to a quarry 1-1/4 miles to the south.  Horse and wagon had initially … Continue reading

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