Monthly Archives: December 2013

Motels & Restaurants named via the Lincoln Highway; Lincoln View in Paradise Township, York County

There were many Motels and Restaurants along the Lincoln Highway that took their name from being on that famous highway that stretched from New York City to San Francisco.  The Lincoln View Motel & Restaurant in Paradise Township, York County, … Continue reading

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ROAD OF REMEMBRANCE Memorial in Paradise Township, York County

Earlier this month I was driving around York County to seek out Then & Now views to match some old postcards.  As is often the case, I ended up finding something unexpected.  This post preempts my exploration for the Lincoln … Continue reading

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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

A friend asked about Christmas traditions in our family.  When the children were younger, annually on Christmas Eve, Dad slipped out of the house, put on a Santa costume and returned to hand out a few presents. This is the … Continue reading

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1906 Charter Members of the York Motor Club

Some automobile owners of York and York County met April 25, 1906.  They formed “The Automobile Association of York County.”  This organization is not to be confused with AAA (American Automobile Association), which established a chapter in York County twenty … Continue reading

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1906 York Automobile Owners form York Motor Club; their Club House still stands

This 1921 Lincoln Highway map segment shows the general location of the Club House of the York Motor Club.  Noted in small print, the location is a little over two-miles east of York on the north side of the Lincoln … Continue reading

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

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Melvin’s Drive-In, Lincoln Highway Ice Cream Bar; I-83 Opens

In my post Memories leading up to I-83 opening exactly 54-years ago on October 28th 1959  I wrote I was born in at house built by my Father and Grandfather along South Queen Street.  The path of I-83 took that house, … Continue reading

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Cassandra Small married Walter Franklin, who became President of the Pennsylvania Railroad

One of my readers provided photographs of several 1916 drawings for a residence in York, PA.  These drawings for Miss Cassandra Small’s residence, property and gardens are located at the Olmsted National Historic Site.  Olmsted was doing the landscape design … Continue reading

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Site for Cassandra Small’s Country House nestled between Prominent York Estates

One of my readers provided photographs of several 1916 drawings for a residence in York, PA.  These drawings for Miss Cassandra Small’s residence, property and gardens are located at the Olmsted National Historic Site.  Olmsted was doing the landscape design … Continue reading

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

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