Monthly Archives: May 2013

York County Keystone Mystery Marker; CLY

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

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

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#36 York Knitting Mills in York; Manufacturers of Hosiery

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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Memories of the IVA-LU Bungalow upriver from Accomac

During the 50s and early 60s, summer weekends following Memorial Day often included a visit to the IVA-LU Bungalow.  The usual routine was go to the bungalow early Saturday, sleep over until Sunday, then travel back home late Sunday. The … Continue reading

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YorksPast 200th Post; and The 10 Most Viewed Posts

YorksPast started with a post on July 26, 2012.  Ten months, to the day, later this is my 200th post.  Thus you’ve seen a brand new YorksPast post, on the average, 20 times per month. I’d like to thank everyone … Continue reading

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23¢ per gallon at York’s Only Gasoline Shopping Center

If you traveled to Gettysburg for the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of The Battle of Gettysburg in 1963, these were the prices you were paying for gasoline.  In 2013, fifty years later, for the 150th Anniversary Commemoration you’ll pay about $3.40 … Continue reading

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The First PULLMAN Company in York made Ventilators; Part 2

I promoted putting more historical pieces in family history books while attending the 4-day National Genealogical Society 2013 Family History Conference in Las Vegas.  I told attendees to checkout YorksPast for a series on how to research the place of … Continue reading

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

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LoPiccolo’s in Violet Hill connection to The Woods in Springettsbury Township

In a question to Joan Concilio’s blog Only in York Country, Ann Brown inquired about Piccolo’s Restaurant where the George Street exit off I-83 is now.  Jim Fahringer commented that his mother worked as a waitress at Piccolo’s; he noted … Continue reading

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#37 D. F. Stauffer Bakery in York; Manufacturers of Crackers, Cakes & Pretzels

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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