Monthly Archives: July 2013

1925 Article sheds light on President Lincoln photograph at Hanover Junction

Installments of my historical novel, Railcar Gold, are posted every Thursday.  I usually do in-depth research on the historical aspects a few weeks in advance and occasionally post about my research. Tomorrow the characters in Railcar Gold are present at … Continue reading

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The Humpback Bridge at Stony Brook, Part 3: John and Hannah Hauser Family

In a series of posts, I’m looking at the history of various families, structures and businesses in the area where the humpback bridge once stood on the Lincoln Highway at Stony Brook.  Other parts in this series include: The Humpback … Continue reading

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The Humpback Bridge at Stony Brook, Part 2: John and Sarah Hauser Family

In a series of posts, I’m looking at the history of various families, structures and businesses in the area where the humpback bridge once stood on the Lincoln Highway at Stony Brook.  Other parts in this series include: The Humpback … Continue reading

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The Humpback Bridge at Stony Brook, Part 1: Ettline’s Antiques

This aerial photo of the humpback bridge on the Lincoln Highway at Stony Brook was likely taken during the fall of 1952; if not, 1953 at the latest.  In a series of posts, I’m going to look at the history … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 9 . . Lincoln . . 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 9 . . . Lincoln.  A new part … Continue reading

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Springettsbury Township’s Spheel Grund Motel built by World War I Veteran

This is a postcard from the Spheel Grund Motel; at one time located at 3522 East Market Street in Springettsbury Township.  The upper part showcases the new lake behind the motel for boating and fishing. I focused on the upper … Continue reading

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#31 Acme Wagon Company in Emigsville; Countdown of Top 50 York County Factories at the 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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Photos from Open House at Keystone Mausoleum in Mt. Rose Cemetery; and connection to John H. Myers

The pathways around Mt. Rose Cemetery are one of my regular walking places; definitely good cardio with those hills!  I’ve always wondered what the inside of the huge granite mausoleum looked like, so I acted upon the York County Heritage … Continue reading

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New Springettsbury Fire Station in the “Ghost Shadow” of the former Stony Brook Drive-In Theatre

I made a comment in my post on Monday that the new fire station in Springettsbury Township is nearly in the “ghost shadow” of the former Stony Brook Drive-In Theatre’s massive outdoor movie-screen. This view, from a Spheel Grund Motel … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 9 . . Lincoln . . 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 9 . . . Lincoln.  A new part … Continue reading

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