Monthly Archives: January 2016

Boys Plunge through Thin Ice

Seventy-seven years ago York experienced a daring rescue of boys who had plunged through thawing ice on the Codorus Creek. I’ve annotated this 2008 Aerial View, from the York County Tax Assessment Office, to show the locations of features from … Continue reading

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Stony Brook, Stony Run and the Trolley

In 1882, the Stony Brook area, in what is now Springettsbury Township, received its name from Stony Run; the stream running through that area. Colonial surveys record that name for this stream back to at least 1753 and Stony Run … Continue reading

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SNOW WARS—Snowball Battles of Yesteryear

Cliff Satterthwaite’s mural brought back memories of snowball battles of my youth. It was a tradition for Cliff Satterthwaite to decorate Springettsbury Township’s Menu-Ette Restaurant windows with paper murals. The pictured window features a snowball fight and children sledding. Click … Continue reading

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Edison Lights Streets as York becomes a City

Part 3 of York County History Center Buildings This is Part 3 of an industrial chronicle of the buildings on the property recently purchased by the York County Heritage Trust, with their goal of renovating the buildings into a York … Continue reading

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Phineas Davis designed Grasshopper Locomotives

Andrew Jackson was the first sitting president to ride on a railroad. The locomotive pulling that train was a “Grasshopper” type engine, designed by Yorker Phineas Davis.  York, Pennsylvania can claim the title as one of the earliest railroad manufacturing … Continue reading

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Pigeon Hills debunks Red Lion Myth

A reader from the Pigeon Hills area in York County area debunked a Red Lion myth. He claimed everybody living along Laurel Woods Lane in Heidelberg Township lived at an elevation higher then the highest point in Red Lion’s Fairmount … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during December 2015

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

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German Submarine Mailed Letter at Newport then Sank 6 Ships

During the second year of WWI, a German submarine entered Narragansett Bay and dropped anchor in the harbor at Newport, Rhode Island; all within the shadow of the United States Naval War College and a host of U. S. Navy … Continue reading

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