Monthly Archives: October 2015

Halloween on the Susquehanna Trail

Classics from YorksPast–Susquehanna Trail incites a Halloween Jubilee With the approach of Halloween in 1920, a masked carnival was part of the completion jubilee for the Susquehanna Trail in Shrewsbury. The concrete roadbed had been recently constructed through Shrewsbury, as … Continue reading

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York-Built Car breaks York Fairgrounds Track Record in Winning Race against Aeroplane

A York-built 6-60 Kline-Kar, driven by John Menker, defeated a Curtiss Biplane, piloted by Charles K. Hamilton in a September 3rd, 1912, five-mile race around the York Fairgrounds track. One might wonder why the race was not against the more … Continue reading

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YORKCO Presentation at Lower Windsor Area Historical Society on Monday November 2nd

Also … Other November Presentations I will be presenting “First 60-Years of York Corporation; from 1874 to 1934” at a meeting of the Lower Windsor Area Historical Society on Monday, November 2, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is in … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Exhibits at Rudy Bros. Hartley Street Studio

The York Daily reported on an exhibit of stained glass art at the Rudy Bros. Hartley Street studio 108-years ago in this October 25, 1907, article: Rudy Bros. Co. announce the exhibition of the Daly memorial window at their studio … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor got Results in Springettsbury Township

A letter to the Editor coupled with speaking out at Springettsbury Township Board of Supervisors meetings resulted in the Township placing this bigger sign; advertising a Public Hearing on Thursday October 22, 2015, at 5:30 PM. Last week this two-sided … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 11 to 20 in North Region of Springettsbury Township

At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in the Lower Glades Area within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is a 1937 aerial photo of the same … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Windows for Mausoleums were Big Business for Rudy Bros. Co.

This sign was saved when the Pittsburgh building that housed the Rudy Brothers Stained-Glass studio was demolished. It is now displayed in one of two Rudy Brothers exhibits at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. The Glass Exhibit … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during September 2015

Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. These are your favorites during September 2015: YORK FAIR Finger Ring Mementos crafted by The Mighty Atom Several readers reminded me … Continue reading

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Mausoleum at Prospect Hill marks 100-Years; Rudy Bros. Stained Glass

The Mausoleum at Prospect Hill Cemetery in York, PA marks its 100th year in 2015; it was dedicated on July 18, 1915. The focal point, as one enters the mausoleum, is this stained-glass window depicting the Resurrection, with Christ emerging … Continue reading

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Market & Penn Streets Farmers Market filled with Fall Colors at Chronister Stand

Cliff Satterthwaite artwork of Market & Penn Streets Farmers Market This time of year, fall colors are prevalent at the Chronister stand in the Market & Penn Streets Farmers Market. The plants, fruit & produce are local; coming from their … Continue reading

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