Monthly Archives: August 2015

Freedom Train within the York Fairgrounds

In my post American Freedom Train was in York County for whole Bicentennial Weekend, I wrote about visiting the 1975-1976 American Freedom Train on July 5, 1976 during its stop at the New Cumberland Army Depot, in northern York County. … Continue reading

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Beekeeper House in Hellam Township frequent subject of Cliff Satterthwaite

An Example of Historic Preservation at its Finest A Beekeeper lived in this house during the numerous times it appeared as the subject in artwork by Cliff Satterthwaite. His earliest artwork, from 1957, is a view of the front of … Continue reading

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Dr. Neal O. Hively Connected Draft Map of The Manor of Springettsbury

This is the same illustration that began yesterdays post 1860 Buildings 21-30 in South Region of Springettsbury Township; with one exception. A partly transparent overlay of the corresponding section of Neal Otto Hively’s Connected Draft Warrant MAP 20 of The … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 21-30 in South Region of Springettsbury Township

At the left side of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in the southernmost region within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the right side of the above illustration is a 1938 aerial photo of the … Continue reading

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The Missing Gravestones of Springettsbury Township; Erb Burial Plot

Plus Correcting Errors & Omissions on the Present Marker This photo shows the marker placed over the common Erb Burial Plot graves within Section L of Mt. Rose Cemetery. The specific location within Section L is the North Half of … Continue reading

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The Famed Twin Barns along Mt. Rose Avenue

These famed twin barns still stood only 50-years ago on the northwest corner of Haines Road and Mt. Rose Avenue in Springettsbury Township. I always thought the architectural styling of these barns was charming. Cliff Satterthwaite definitely captures that charm … Continue reading

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Answering Your Questions about Rezoning for a Shopping Center on Corner of East Market Street and Mt. Zion Road in Springettsbury Township

Places That Matter in Springettsbury Township A shopping center is envisioned on the northeast corner of East Market Street and Mt. Zion Road in Springettsbury Township. It is the corner where three 19th Century homes and the iconic Modernaire Motel … Continue reading

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AMOCO Ashtrays & Square Deal Garage

Last week I wrote about discovering an unmarked photo of a garage, selling AMOCO gas. I was convinced it was the Square Deal Garage from about the 1950s. And, as I recall, most, if not all, of the other photos … Continue reading

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Square Deal Garage, the north end of Spry

Connection to Spurg’s Drive-In I volunteer helping patrons in the Library of the York County Heritage Trust. Last week I was returning items to the collections and noticed this photo on the top of a pile of recently donated photographs. … Continue reading

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Where I’ll be Speaking & Topics Available

ABOUT THE SPEAKER Stephen H. Smith is a retired Mechanical Engineer from York International Corporation and local Family History author. His book “Barshingers in America” won the top prize within the Genealogy and Family History category in the 2002 National … Continue reading

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