Monthly Archives: July 2015

Builders of the Modernaire Motel

York County Planning Commission recommends against Rezoning Request Kay Hoshour submitted this photo of Charlotte & Martin Mundis at the lobby registration desk during the May 1949 Grand Opening of the Modernaire Motel. Charlotte & Martin Mundis were the builders … Continue reading

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American Freedom Train was in York County for whole Bicentennial Weekend

I recently discovered the ticket stub from my tour of the American Freedom Train during the Bicentennial. It had been lost between the pages of race car driver Mark Donohue’s book the “The Unfair Advantage;” probably ever since I last … Continue reading

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Kauffman’s Brookhill Orchards established in 1882; Artwork by Cliff Satterthwaite

As soon as I saw this watercolor, that Cliff Satterthwaite entitled “Kauffman’s Orchards – York, Pa.,” I knew exactly where Cliff was standing when he painted this scene of a young apple tree. The downhill curving roadway into the York … Continue reading

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TRUCKTOWN and the Truck Town Restaurant

This linen postcard of Hap Miller’s ‘Truck Town’ Restaurant is from my collections. The postcard dates to the early 1950s, because ‘Truck Town’ in the name, was only used for the first few years the restaurant was in business; it … Continue reading

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York Diner moves to the Suburbs

This artwork, by Cliff Satterthwaite, shows the York Dutch Restaurant at 2810 East Market Street. It was the third incarnation of Don Sternbergh’s York Diner in the suburbs, after he first established this as the place for “Such Good Food” … Continue reading

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The Iron Steamboat Codorus heads to North Carolina

In 1825, John Elgar designed and built the Iron Steamboat Codorus in York, Pa. At that time, the majority attitude was, “wood floated and iron sank, why would anybody build a boat out of iron?” On November 22, 1825, The … Continue reading

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Such Good Food at the York Diner

A Moving Story by Cliff Satterthwaite & Don Sternbergh Cliff Satterthwaite submitted this illustrated story about the various moves of the York Diner. The story was created in 1962, with Don Sternbergh, the owner of the York Diner; after the … Continue reading

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Covered Railroad Bridge over the Codorus Creek

One of the Types of Railroad Bridges once located at the site of Black Bridge I recently discovered a copy of the Sixth Annual Report of the Northern Central Railway Co. for the Year 1860. The Supervisor’s Report, dated January … Continue reading

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Local Aeronaut drew Big Crowds to York Centre Square

Cliff Satterthwaite created this artwork of the last balloon ascension of Dr. James A. Dale, a wealthy Drug Store owner in York, Pa. The artwork was created in 1970 from an old photo in the collections of the York County … Continue reading

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River Hill One-Room Schoolhouse near Mount Wolf

This photo of the River Hill One-Room Schoolhouse in East Manchester Township was taken in 1941 by Scott W. Knaub; a Superintendent of York County Schools. This schoolhouse is located near Mt. Wolf at the intersection of Wago Road and … Continue reading

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