Monthly Archives: April 2016

1860 Buildings 25-31 in North Region of Springettsbury Township

At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, seven 1860 buildings in the Mt. Zion & Druck Valley Road Area within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is a 1937 aerial … Continue reading

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Campaign Signs on Little Barn Created Problems

Oversized campaign signs on this little barn created problems prior to the election primary of 1977. This little barn sits on the south side of Industrial Highway in Springettsbury Township; where the highway bridges a stream that flows into Mill … Continue reading

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New Name is York County History Center

Part 8 of York County History Center Buildings This is Part 8 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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Birth of District Steam Heating in York

Part 7 of York County History Center Buildings This is Part 7 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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Capt. William Frey and his Springettsbury Farm

Prohibition Speakeasy The dotted lines show the 1901 property boundary for the 49-acre farm of Captain William Frey in Springettsbury Township, York County, PA. The farm was located near Alpine Road and north of Ridgewood Road; extending uphill to the … Continue reading

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Capt. William Frey and the Spring Garden Band

Capt. William Frey was responsible for the establishment of the Spring Garden Band. The design of the Spring Garden Band crest is influenced by their history. If you are reading this on the Ydr.com site, click on this LINK for … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during March 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. If you … Continue reading

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DC Japanese Cherry Tree Intrigue in 1941

I rarely pass up a chance to walk amongst the blossoming Japanese cherry trees in Washington D.C., especially if the peak blossom time coincides with shirtsleeve weather. Such was the case on Saturday March 26th, when I took this photo … Continue reading

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Tale of the Springettsbury Township Crest

This plate contains an early version of the Springettsbury Township Crest. I purchased this plate on eBay recently; it has a Pfaltzgraff imprint on the bottom, however it is not dateable otherwise. If you are reading this on the Ydr.com … Continue reading

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Battle Flag for York African American Civil War Soldiers

This case at the Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library, in Philadelphia, contains what remains of the original battle flag of the 127th Regiment, United States Colored Troops. Four African American Civil War veterans, with York, Pennsylvania connections, … Continue reading

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