Monthly Archives: January 2013

RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 5 . . Westward . . 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 5 . . . Westward.  A new part … Continue reading

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Eight Railroad Stations along the 12-Miles of Track between Wrightsville and York

This York County section of G. F. Cram’s 1889 map shows 6 Railroad Stations between Wrightsville and York.  Likewise O. W. Gray’s 1876 map in my post on Monday showed 6 Railroad Stations between Wrightsville and York.  This post will … Continue reading

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The Earliest Susquehanna River Bridge to York County is Authorized in 1793; Part 5, Increasing Bridge Tolls to Guarantee Profits for Shareholders

The illustration contains a photocopy of the introduction to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania act passed April 11th 1793, authorizing a Susquehanna River Bridge from Blue Rock, Lancaster County to Pleasant Garden, York County.  This was the earliest river bridge authorized … Continue reading

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The Earliest York County Railroads; Question about Hershey’s Station and Stoner’s Station in Hellam Township

The York County section of J. H. Colton’s 1859 map of Pennsylvania shows the earliest railroads in the county.  This post provides a short timeline history of these railroads and provides historical background for the Railcar Gold novel installments being … Continue reading

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Private Burial Grounds in Early Rural York County; a Talk at Meeting Hall of the York County Heritage Trust on Sunday February 3rd at 2:15PM

I will be presenting a talk entitled “Private Burial Grounds, Discovering Their Stories,” at the monthly meeting of the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.  This meeting will be held in the Meeting Hall of the York County Heritage Trust, at 250 East … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 5 . . Westward . . 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 5 . . . Westward.  A new part … Continue reading

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Highland Inn, 1893 by J. A. Dempwolf; Where was it located near York?

This drawing of Highland Inn indicates it was near York, Penna.  Do any of my readers know its history or the location of Highland Inn?  Continue reading for drawing of the whole inn.

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Violet Hill in Spring Garden Township; Assorted Maps, Hotel & Schoolhouses

Last month, while working on further updates to my Index of York County One Room Schoolhouses I discovered the 1884 (or earlier) Violet Hill Hotel.  This discovery came during research on the locations of at least two schoolhouses named Violet … Continue reading

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Yorkco’s Grantley Plant located on an 80-acre 1880s Estate called “Oakland”

On what is now Grantley Hill adjacent to Wyndham Hills, stood the mansion of George Small, a member of the prominent York firm P. A. & S. Small.  During 1878 the residence was named “Grantley” in honor of Mary Grant, … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 4 . . Stowaway . . 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 4 . . . Stowaway.  A new part … Continue reading

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