Monthly Archives: August 2014

Susquehanna Trail to Tap the Lincoln Highway at either Gettysburg or York; with Dover route Considered

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 5 By the fall of 1917, the Board of Governors of the Susquehanna Trail Association had selected the road segments they would champion as the Susquehanna Trail between Harrisburg … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 18 . . David . . 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 18 . . . David.  A new part … Continue reading

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Bury’s in Springettsbury Township was not just Hamburgers

These 50-year-difference aerial photos show the 2700-block of East Market Street in Springettsbury Township; i.e. the vicinity just east of Northern Way.  Recent research in Directories at the York County Heritage Trust shows that at one time or other, Bury’s … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 21-30 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’m working 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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The Susquehanna Trail lands York, PA at the Crossroads of PA Routes 1 & 4

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 4 In Part 1 of the Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement, I asked my readers to solve the mystery location of a Susquehanna Trail … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 18 . . David . . 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 18 . . . David.  A new part … Continue reading

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Avoiding Sour Beer’s Eddy on a Perilous Voyage from Wrightsville to Peach Bottom

Lumber Rafts on the Lower Susquehanna River The origins of this post stem from looking through the newspaper microfilms at the York County Heritage Trust and coming across the following article in the April 30, 1883, issue of the York … Continue reading

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Adventures in a South Seas Paradise

The National Geographic Magazine came in the mail on Saturday; it contains an article on the Southern Line Islands in the South Pacific.  The article also featured a nice aerial photo of Caroline Atoll; one of my favorite places visited … Continue reading

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The Susquehanna Trail forks at Amity Hall

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 3 In Part 1 of the Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement, I asked my readers to solve the mystery location of a Susquehanna Trail … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 18 . . David . . 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 18 . . . David.  A new part … Continue reading

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