Monthly Archives: February 2015

York Haven Borough is gifted a Town Hall

I received several nice comments to both of my York Haven posts of last week. In the post First Working Canal in Pennsylvania was in York Haven I noted that Cliff Satterthwaite painted two large murals for the York Haven State … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 22 . . Diversify . . 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 22 . . . Diversify. A new part … Continue reading

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#5 American Caramel Company in York, with links to Hershey’s Chocolate & Graybill’s

An American Caramel Company ad included photos of their three plants in 1904. This photo shows their York Plant, located on the northwest corner of Broad and Walnut Streets in York. In 1904, American Caramel’s other plants were located in … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 11-20 in West Region of Springettsbury Township

At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in the Deininger Road and western Druck Valley Road region within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is a 1937 … Continue reading

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East York Bowling Ad has Unique York County Connections

The East York Bowling Center opened on the evening of Wednesday November 30, 1955, per this ad appearing in the November 29, 1955, issue of The Gazette and Daily. Most bowling centers are located in stand-along buildings, not so with … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 22 . . Diversify . . 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 22 . . . Diversify. A new part … Continue reading

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#6 York Haven Paper Company; on the Site of One of the Earliest Canals in America

This southward looking aerial view of the York Haven Paper Mill (center) & York Haven Power Plant (lower left) is from the 1950s. The reason for locating a paper mill (and power plant) at this site can be traced to … Continue reading

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First Working Canal in Pennsylvania was in York Haven

Cliff Satterthwaite painted two large murals for the York Haven State Bank in 1980. This mural depicts canal operations in York Haven during the 1840-1850s era; and looks across the Susquehanna River towards Falmouth, Lancaster County. The York Haven State … Continue reading

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Mystery One-Room Schoolhouse drawn by Cliff Satterthwaite

Cliff Satterthwaite provided this plein-air pencil drawing of a York County one-room schoolhouse; drawn about 1971. It is thought the schoolhouse was in the Dallastown area; at least until it burnt down about one year after Cliff made this sketch. … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 22 . . Diversify . . 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 22 . . . Diversify. A new part … Continue reading

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