Monthly Archives: September 2015

1912 Aviation Meet at York Fairgrounds featured Curtiss Aeroplane racing a York-Built Car

An advertisement for the first aviation meet in York appeared in the August 31, 1912, issue of The York Daily. This aviation meet was under the auspices of the York Motor Club. At that date, the clubhouse of the York … Continue reading

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Pressing Elderberries in a York-made 100-Year-Old “Keystone” Berry Press

Over-100-year-old Elderberry Jelly Recipe Earlier this month, Richard Duffy submitted photos of a “Keystone” Berry Press. This photo shows the upper cross brace, containing the manufacturers stencil; Keystone Farm Machine Company, in business in York, PA, between 1890 and 1919. … Continue reading

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Neat Photos of a Drive-In Easter Sunrise Service at Stony Brook

During Thursday’s meeting of the Springettsbury Township Historic Preservation Committee, Terry Downs shared some neat photos of a Drive-In Easter Sunrise Service that St. John’s Lutheran Church held at Stony Brook Drive-In Theatre in 1957. My favorite photo is this … Continue reading

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Location of Strickler’s Cemetery in Springettsbury Township

In the files of the York County Heritage Trust are gravestone inscriptions, collected in the 1930s, from every cemetery and burial ground in York County. On November 3, 1939, Mrs. C. A. Stein, A. E. Starner and A. J. Byrnes … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 31-35 in South Region of Springettsbury Township

At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, five 1860 buildings in the area near Longstown within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is a 1938 aerial photo of the same … Continue reading

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YORK FAIR Finger Ring Mementos crafted by The Mighty Atom

The Mighty Atom artwork by Cliff Satterthwaite Cliff Satterthwaite painted this scene of The Mighty Atom during one of his free shows at the York Fair. The painting was based upon a sketch Cliff did, on-location, during the 1968 York … Continue reading

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The Mighty Atom entertained at the YORK FAIR for over Five Decades

The Weightlifting Hall of Fame sits along I-83 north of York; next to the York Barbell Company. The Strongman Exhibit, within the Hall of Fame, contains a collection of items attributed to Joseph Greenstein, known as “The Mighty Atom,” in … Continue reading

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Civil War Veterans organize throughout York County

York County Posts of the Grand Army of the Republic This postcard shows a badge with flag ribbon; a design approved by the United States Congress and authorized to be worn by comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Heart of the Lower Susquehanna

I’ve received numerous comments and suggestions concerning my post Crossroads of the Susquehanna Valley. That post evolved after reading Jim McClure’s York Town Square post about why not ‘Middle of Everywhere’ brand for York County works; because we are. Jim … Continue reading

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Cliff Satterthwaite artwork drawn at YORK FAIR

My post on Friday produced several requests for more York Fair artwork by Cliff Satterthwaite. Janet commented, “Really liked the clipping/painting/detail sequence. See if Cliff has others to share.” Cliff Satterthwaite submitted the shown piece of YORK FAIR artwork that … Continue reading

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