Monthly Archives: May 2015

How Black Bridge got its Name

Black Bridge carries trains over the Codorus Creek as railroad traffic moves between York and Emigsville. This bridge is a prominent feature viewable from the new section of the rail trail, recently opened in Springettsbury Township. A railroad bridge was … Continue reading

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The Modernaire Motel, A Classic on The Lincoln Highway

The YorksPast posts These Places Matter in Springettsbury Township and The WEISER Sign in the Attic produced a lot of feedback. Most people wanted more information on the potential zoning change for the northeast corner of East Market Street and Mt. Zion … Continue reading

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The WEISER Sign in the Attic

Last Tuesday’s YorksPast post These Places Matter in Springettsbury Township produced a lot of feedback. Most people wanted more information on the potential zoning change for the northeast corner of East Market Street and Mt. Zion Road. It is my understanding … Continue reading

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WWI & WWII Navy Destroyers Named after York Veteran

Memorial Day Tribute to Yorker Henry Laub While reading old newspapers on microfilm at the York County Heritage Trust, an article from July 9, 1918, piqued my interest; quoting that article from The Gazette and Daily of York PA: DESTROYER … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 21-30 in West Region of Springettsbury Township

Farmhouse at Central York High School At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in the northwest region within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is a 1937 … Continue reading

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These Places Matter in Springettsbury Township

The north side of East Market Street, between Mt. Zion Road and the entrance to Springetts Manor Apartments contains three properties on Springettsbury Township’s List of Most Historically Significant Properties. Green space, buffering Springetts Manor Apartments, is behind the residences … Continue reading

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The Log House in Historic Hellam Preserve

I attended the Preservation Celebration for 40 Years of Historic York, Inc. at the Historic Hellam Preserve yesterday. This post shares some photos of two of the buildings on the grounds. References are from points made in Joe Kindig’s Keynote … Continue reading

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Avalong Farms Miniature Golf & Arnold Palmer Driving Range

I remember Avalong Farms Miniature Golf during our family’s many visits to the Dairy Bar or the Drive-In. Cliff Satterthwaite drew the Avalong miniature golf course on August 16, 1964; four years after it opening along Mt. Zion Road during … Continue reading

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Third Avalong Barn captured by Cliff Satterthwaite

Cliff Satterthwaite’s 1973 photo of a Parade of Vintage Cars in Springettsbury Township contained a background farmhouse directly south of Avalong Farms Dairy Bar. I remembered a large barn in front of that house during our family’s many visits to the … Continue reading

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Parade of Vintage Cars in Springettsbury Township

On April 15, 1973, this part of a parade of vintage cars traveled north on Mt. Zion Road and turned into the road in front of York County Tourist Information Center; now Whiteford Road along the south end of Springettsbury … Continue reading

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