Monthly Archives: November 2015

First Capitol U.S.A.

Several years ago I purchased this 1912 Calendar Plate on eBay. The plate has no markings on the back; possibly it was a local Pfaltzgraff creation. The central illustration and text promotes the York County Court House as the first … Continue reading

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Codorus Tow Path Railroad to Chickies

In 1825 a charter was granted to the Codorus Navigation Company to construct an 11-mile canal utilizing the Codorus Creek in York County, Pennsylvania. The canal opened in 1833. It was situated on the east side of the creek and … Continue reading

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Western Maryland Railway Freight Offices

The Freight Offices of The Western Maryland Railway, dating to 1896, are partly boarded up, although still intact, in York, Pennsylvania. The building sits on the southwest corner of North George Street and the Codorus Creek. This would be a … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Railroad to Baltimore

The Western Maryland Railway The Western Maryland Railway Passenger Station was located on the southeast corner of North George Street and the Codorus Creek in York, PA. The postcard view is as if a person stands on the North George … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during October 2015

Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. This month, I’ve initiated a single graphic, featuring illustrations from all top 10 posts; however giving greater space to the higher … Continue reading

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Diehl’s Mill Covered Bridge

Grant Voaden’s collection of Mill photos at the York County Heritage Trust contains a, circa 1900, Diehl Mill Landscape Photo. The right side of the photo includes the Diehl Mill Road Covered Bridge that spanned Mill Creek; separating Spring Garden … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 31-40 in West Region of Springettsbury Township

The Country Estate of Elias Ebert on Eberts Lane At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in the Western Area within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration … Continue reading

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Initial YORK 275th Talk at York County Heritage Trust on November 14

I’ll be presenting “York & Leading Industries of the Gilded Age,” at the York County Heritage Trust for their Second Saturday program on November 14, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in the Historical Society Museum; 250 East Market Street. As an … Continue reading

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The Massive Grist Mills at York Haven

The first working canal in Pennsylvania opened on November 22, 1797. The canal was about one mile long, hugging the York County bank of the Susquehanna River from the top of the Conewago Falls, downriver to two locks at the … Continue reading

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The House of Twelve Twins

At one of my recent family history talks, Dot Farrington shared newspaper articles she discovered during a research trip to Salt Lake City. The article that first caught her interest appeared on page 10 of the April 26, 1902, issue … Continue reading

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