Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Personal Connection to the Burning of The Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge 150-Years-Ago

My post on Wednesday included the June 29th 1863 report by Robert Crane detailing the destruction of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge to halt the eastward invasion of the Rebels through Pennsylvania.  This report is from The War of the Rebellion: a … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 8 . . Rebels . . 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 8 . . . Rebels.  A new part … Continue reading

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Letters to LINCOLN during the Invasion; “Rebels at York and Carlisle yesterday a good deal agitated”

This is the sixth in a series of letters or messages sent to President Abraham Lincoln during the Invasion of Pennsylvania by the Rebels during June and July of 1863.  Other Letters to LINCOLN in this series include: Letters to … Continue reading

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Letters to LINCOLN during the Invasion; “Burning bridges on the Northern Central”

This is the fifth in a series of letters or messages sent to President Abraham Lincoln during the Invasion of Pennsylvania by the Rebels during June and July of 1863.  Other Letters to LINCOLN in this series include: Letters to … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway Centennial Auto Tour at Haines Shoe House

The 100th Anniversary Lincoln Highway Auto Tour began at 7:00 AM in Times Square, New York City on Saturday June 22nd.  The first night stopover was near Malvern, PA.  The vehicles passed through York County on Sunday, the second day … Continue reading

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Letters to LINCOLN during the Invasion; “Colonel Ruff, Third Cavalry, U. S. Army”

This is the fourth in a series of letters or messages sent to President Abraham Lincoln during the Invasion of Pennsylvania by the Rebels during June and July of 1863.  Other Letters to LINCOLN in this series include: Letters to … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 8 . . Rebels . . 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 8 . . . Rebels.  A new part … Continue reading

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Letters to LINCOLN during the Invasion; “The People of New Jersey are Apprehensive”

This is the third in a series of letters or messages sent to President Abraham Lincoln during the Invasion of Pennsylvania by the Rebels during June and July of 1863.  Other Letters to LINCOLN in this series include: Letters to … Continue reading

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#34 George A. Kohler & Company Cigar Factory in York; Becomes Merchants Cigar Company

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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Made in YORK, Pullman Automatic Ventilators; How they Worked

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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