Monthly Archives: October 2013

RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 11 . . Princeton . . 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 11 . . . Princeton.  A new part … Continue reading

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George S. Billmeyer (1849-1917); Biography from Pennsylvania A History

This is a zoomed in view of George S. Billmeyer, from the side-by-side portraits of George and his father Charles Billmeyer that appeared in my post Resemblance is remarkable between Goodridge image of Charles Billmeyer and photo of his son, … Continue reading

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#25 Industrial Sewing Company of Glen Rock; 1 Male & 95 Female Employees in 1899

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 leading up to I-83 opening exactly 54-years ago on October 28th 1959

These before and after aerial photos, show the area around South Queen Street in York Township before and after I-83 was constructed.  I’ve identified the location of the Harold Smith Residence and the Emanuel Barshinger Farm at the lower left … Continue reading

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Letter referring to George S. Billmeyer is in the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Two of my readers raised a similar question about a previous post.  What possible reason would there be for a letter about George S. Billmeyer of York concerning a 1869 football game in New Jersey to be in the Woodrow … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 11 . . Princeton . . 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 11 . . . Princeton.  A new part … Continue reading

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Historic Preservation in Springettsbury Township

Even though Dollar General is no longer considering the 3790 East Market Street property, formerly Ettline Antiques, to tear down for one of their stores; the ca. 1875 estate is still for sale.  After the following Ettline property remarks, I … Continue reading

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George S. Billmeyer; All American Football Player in 1869

The first date of issue of this First Class 6-Cent Postage Stamp was in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Recognized as the site of college football’s first game November 6th, 1869; between Princeton and Rutgers. In my post last Wednesday you … Continue reading

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Free Talk on Predecessors of York International Corporation at Agricultural & Industrial Museum on November 9th, 2013

Second Saturdays is a free lecture program offered by the York County Heritage Trust, providing an entertaining yet educational Saturday morning for the community.  The lectures are held the second Saturday of each month and begin at 10:30 a.m. at … Continue reading

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York #17 and Leviathan #63 Steam Locomotives; Reenactment of Transcontinental Railroad Golden Spike Ceremony, right here in York County

In November, Leviathan Week at Steam Into History will feature TWO 1860s era replica Steam Locomotives rambling on the tracks adjacent to the York County Rail Trail in Southern York County.  On May 10th, 1869, the Union Pacific Railroad building … Continue reading

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