Monthly Archives: March 2013

Kick-Off of Civil War 150th Anniversary on YorksPast; 7-Years of Planning for the 100th and The York Water Company

I was reviewing my collection of items from 1962 and 1963.  The collection contains a good many things relating to the 100th Anniversary Celebration of The Battle of Gettysburg, so I thought I’d focus on comparing the upcoming 150th to … Continue reading

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York County Keystone Mystery Marker; AIRVILLE

Keystone Markers are in the news.  The March/April 2013 issue of Pennsylvania Magazine has a feature article on Keystone Markers. Last month June Lloyd wrote a post on her Universal York blog about these Keystone shaped signs marking entrances to … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 6 . . Independence . . 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 6 . . . Independence.  A new part … Continue reading

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Haines Shoe House will be a June 23rd Lunch Stop on 100th Anniversary Lincoln Highway Auto Tour

On Friday I was driving around York County and taking photos for future YorksPast posts.  While doing so, I passed a car pulled off to the side of Route 462, in Hellam Township, taking photos of a Lincoln Highway marker. … Continue reading

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#45 Penn Heel & Innersole Factory in Hanover; Top 50 York County Factories at End of 19th Century

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo  I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the … Continue reading

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Ghost Signs in the Burbs; York County Shopping Center

The subject of Jim McClure’s post on Friday at York Town Square was: Wanted around York County! A few good ghost signs; i.e. those faded signs of old that appear on the sides of buildings.  This post shows those signs … Continue reading

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Let Susquehanna Bank know what You Think about the Destruction of the Avalong Barn for a Branch Bank

I was at the Avalong Barn twice on Thursday with high-power binoculars.  I wanted to observe the upper barn underlying structure as the demolition crew uncovered construction details during their work.  The photo shows the final piece of the upper … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 6 . . Independence . . 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 6 . . . Independence.  A new part … Continue reading

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Alva R. Long acquires the Meadowbrook Estate of Harold E. Robertson on January 3rd 1950; and Avalong Barn Remarks

The 331-Acre Meadowbrook Estate of Harold E. Robertson that was purchased, on January 3rd 1950, by Alva R. Long is plotted on a March 19th 1938 Historic Aerial Photo from Penn Pilot.  This post describes the Meadowbrook Estate ownership sequence … Continue reading

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A Road Named N.O.P., Arsenal and Whiteford; Part 6 – 1945 Map with Straightened Whiteford Road & When was Whiteford Road known as WINEKA Road?

This post continues 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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