Monthly Archives: April 2013

1801 Benjamin Henry Latrobe Map contains High Street in planned Town of Pleasant Garden

I have previously looked at early York County related maps in YorksPast; such as: 1801 Susquehanna River Map by Benjamin Henry Latrobe 1821 York & Adams Counties Map by D. Small & W. Wagner 1824 Lancaster County Map by Joshua … Continue reading

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The Civil War experience while walking the Heritage Rail Trail near Hanover Junction

I was out for a walk on the rail trail this past week, when out in the distance I heard someone playing the fife.  It was characteristic of tunes played on battlefields in many Civil War films or reenactments. Then … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 7 . . Driver . . 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 7 . . . Driver.  A new part … Continue reading

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Land Deed that locates the Town of Pleasant Garden in the Long Level Area

In Monday’s post we learned about an old, non-dated, hand-drawn plan of the Town of Pleasant Garden in the files of the York County Heritage Trust.  We also learned that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed an act on April 11th … Continue reading

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#41 William H. Raab Cigar Factory in Dallastown; Bronze Medalist at Louisiana Purchase Exposition

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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Was the Town of Pleasant Garden planned with a River Bridge in 1793?

In previous posts I wrote about 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 to York County … Continue reading

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1915 Photo at Brenneman’s One-Room Schoolhouse in York Township

Nancy Robinson provided copies of four old sepia tone photos.  This post deals with the first photo, which was identified as “school #11 York. Twp.”  The other photos will show up in YorksPast posts in the coming weeks. The York … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 7 . . Driver . . 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 7 . . . Driver.  A new part … Continue reading

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Prelude to Gettysburg, 2,000 Troops Participate in 1963 Re-enactment of the Battle of Hanover

In a previous post (Looking Back on the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of The Battle of Gettysburg; Part 1), I noted “The Official Program of A Nation United on the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg” contained this reference to … Continue reading

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#42 Edwin Myers & Co. Cigar Box & Lithographic Works in York; Soon to be Urban Lofts

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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