Monthly Archives: February 2016

Leap Day a Century ago in York

This graphic notes we celebrate February 29 nearly every four years. Leap Year was introduced in 46 BC as every four years because it was determined that Earth took 365.24219 days to circle the Sun. Three years at 365 days … Continue reading

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Two British Films of the Hellam Love Nest

This is a frame from a 1928 British film. The scene is the Love Nest perched over Kreutz Creek in Hellam Township, York County, PA. Katina Snyder of the Kreutz Creek Valley Preservation Society graciously provided YouTube links to two … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 21-24 in North Region of Springettsbury Township

The Hermit House of Springettsbury Township At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, four 1860 buildings in the Area South of Rocky Ridge within what is now Springettsbury Township. The “Region Boundry Line” is my line … Continue reading

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War of the Currents hits York

Part 4 of York County History Center Buildings This is Part 4 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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York Hosts son of John Brown from Harper’s Ferry fame

This photo shows Jason Brown (left), second oldest son of abolitionist John Brown, and Rev. John H. Hector, initial Post Commander of the David E. Small Post, No. 369, G.A.R.; an African American Grand Army of the Republic post in … Continue reading

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African American Civil War Veterans organize in York

I will be presenting at the February meeting of the York Civil War Round Table. The title of my talk is: Examining a Unique African American G.A.R. Post as the Grand Army of the Republic Celebrates 150 Years. The York … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during January 2016

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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Three Free Talks in Next Four Weeks

I use this montage, from the 1994 Annual Report of York International Corporation, as the title slide in my presentation York Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; from 1935 to 2005. This talk is a continuation of an earlier presentation on the … Continue reading

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