Monthly Archives: June 2014

Earliest Landowners; 1860 Buildings 1-10 in East Region of Springettsbury Township

Surnames: Ferree, Fritz, Miller, Strickler This is the same illustration that began my post 1860 Buildings 1-10 in East Region of Springettsbury Township; with one exception.  A faint transparent overlay of the corresponding section of Neal Otto Hively’s Connected Draft … Continue reading

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York Fair Grounds Particulars from 1877

The Authentic General Directory of the Boroughs of York, Hanover & Wrightsville in York County, PA was published for 1877 by Herman & Miller and Thomas in York, PA.  The directory contains a sketch of the Grounds of the York … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 16 . . Founders . . Part 6

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 6 of Chapter 16 . . . Founders.  A new part … Continue reading

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Ernie McCall; from “Made in York” McCall’s Hosiery Shop to his North Pole Drive-Ins

A reader commented to my post on a Photo Comparison of Weigelstown’s North Pole Drive-In.  Susan noted: I remember Ernie’s wife as Ethel and definitely not Mary Jane!  Are you confusing hosiery knitter Ernest McCall with Ernie McCall of North … Continue reading

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Photo of Students that attended Stony Brook One-Room School in 1949

This photo shows the Springettsbury Township students that attended Stony Brook School during the 1949-1950 School Year.  Within the following pictured One-Room Schoolhouse, Mrs. Mary H. Colyer, taught these 36 students. Springettsbury Township students received an education in this building … Continue reading

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Stony Brook One-Room Schoolhouse (1913-1952)

This photo shows the second of three schoolhouses named Stony Brook within Springettsbury Township.  The first Stony Brook One-Room Schoolhouse was located at the “Y” where Old Orchard Road branches off of Locust Grove Road; that schoolhouse was utilized from … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 16 . . Founders . . 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 16 . . . Founders.  A new part … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf on the cover of the Directory of the Teachers and School Directors of York County

Why is Pennsylvania Governor George Wolf on the cover of the 1933-1934 Directory of the Teachers and School Directors of York County?  The simple answer is in observance of the 100th Anniversary of the Common School Law in Pennsylvania. As … Continue reading

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Photo Comparison of Weigelstown’s North Pole Drive-In

Ernie McCall, The Original Submarine Sandwich Man of York; in a neat 1959 Ad I recently found a neat 1959 North Pole Drive-In ad.  Ernie McCall was urging people to visit his stand at the York Fair.  The ad also … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 1-10 in East Region of Springettsbury Township

Within this illustration, I’ve pointed out ten 1860 buildings and their corresponding location on a 1937 aerial photo.  I’ll work my way around Springettsbury Township, ten buildings at a time, until all buildings from 1860 are visited.  The present commercial … Continue reading

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