Monthly Archives: September 2014

Shady Dell One-Room School

Arthur Lehman, Jr. provided photos of the inside pages of this 1902 Christmas Program for Shady Dell School in Springettsbury Township. Arthur’s grandfather, John R. Lehman, is listed as a pupil. Arthur wanted to know where this school was located … Continue reading

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Establishment of the Susquehanna Trail in York County during 1918

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 9 We have the Susquehanna Trail road name in York County as a result of the Good Roads Movement in Pennsylvania. This map shows initial routes and the final … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 19 . . Sustainable . . 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 19 . . . Sustainable. A new part … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 31-40 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. Since this group of ten is closely spaced, here is an enlarged view of the key section of the 1937 aerial photo: … Continue reading

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NEVER BUILT . . . The Town of Pleasant Garden and other Curiosities

In April of 2013, I was giving a presentation at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage; discussing finding the location of the Town of Pleasant Garden, among other things.  Mark Platts noted that High Street, within the planned Town of Pleasant … Continue reading

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Susquehanna Trail Association switches in favor of a York Haven route; should York get the Trail

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 8 Route 250, through York Haven, is highlighted on this State Highway Department map from 1915. In 1918, Route 250 is North George Street in York that heads through … Continue reading

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

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500th YorksPast Post & Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during August 2014

YorksPast started with a post on July 26, 2012. Two years and nearly two months later, this marks my 500th post of sharing a hodgepodge of explorations of York’s Past. I’ve learned a lot, via my research, for those posts; … Continue reading

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Board of Governors of the Susquehanna Trail Association visit to York in 1918

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 7 In 1918, the Board of Governors of the Susquehanna Trail Association visited York on June 12th and Gettysburg on June 13th; to help them decide which city would … Continue reading

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

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