Monthly Archives: November 2013

Arsenal Road evolved from a Crooked Road that had an Iron Bridge that Shivered and Shaked

These 2013, 1941, 1937 and 1915 aerial views and maps show the western section of what is now Arsenal Road north of York.  I’ve noted the original path of this section of road as the crooked dotted yellow line on … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 12 . . Narrow . . 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 12 . . . Narrow.  A new part … Continue reading

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#23 Variety Iron Works in York; Ornamental Iron Work to Charter School

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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St. Joseph reports on John F. Kennedy in York, PA

The St. Joseph Gazette of St. Joseph, Missouri, reported on John F. Kennedy’s Friday September 16, 1960, lunch stop at the Lincoln Woods Inn in Springettsbury Township.  Earlier in the day, Kennedy spoke on the Square in Lancaster, prior to … Continue reading

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Find Lincoln on the Gettysburg Speakers Platform

After my post Witness to Gettysburg Address, earlier this week, I received more e-mail than with any other post.  Thanks to everyone for all the kind words.  Hopefully, I’ll answer all of your additional questions in this post. On November … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 12 . . Narrow . . 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 12 . . . Narrow.  A new part … Continue reading

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Subsequent to the Gettysburg Address; Civil War Election of 1864

Following the Battle of Gettysburg and the Dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery at Gettysburg, the Civil War raged on, with no end in sight.  President Abraham Lincoln was up for re-election in 1864.  The war was wearing down Lincoln’s … Continue reading

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President Lincoln was Interrupted Five times with Applause during his Gettysburg Address

Next-day coverage of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address did not appear in all newspapers.  Most of the newspapers that printed Lincoln’s speech utilized The Associated Press, who immediately sent out the speech from Gettysburg by telegraph. Other newspapers utilized their own reporters … Continue reading

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Witness to Gettysburg Address

I first walked through the Gettysburg National Cemetery as a child on a Cub Scout field trip.  From that trip, I still have the Gettysburg Handbook, published by the National Park Service.  On page 39 of the handbook it states, … Continue reading

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Almost Every Student in 1931 Brenneman’s One-Room School photo Identified by a Former Student

Brenneman’s One-Room Schoolhouse in York Township was located at the northeast corner of Donna Lane (a continuation of Tyler Run Road) with South Queen Street; this is the corner presently occupied by a Wells Fargo Bank.  This schoolhouse was built … Continue reading

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