Monthly Archives: May 2016

Barshinger’s Mill unique Tandem Waterwheels

Barshinger’s Grist Mill was located along Barshinger Creek in York County, PA. Simon Barshinger significantly expanded his milling capacity with the addition of a second waterwheel. This Library of Congress photo, of Bunker Hill Mill in West Virginia, shows what … Continue reading

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Evolution of Pleasureville’s Memorial Day Bean Soup

An announcement for “A Bean Soup” appeared in the October 7, 1896, issue of The Semi-Weekly Gazette in York, PA. The General Sherman Post, No. 602, of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Civil War veterans, announced … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 32-35 in North Region of Springettsbury Township

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

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Codorus Creek Bridge was known as Shiverin Liz

In 2012, I did a post where I asked my readers to share memories of driving over the “Shiverin Liz” Codorus Creek bridge; as described within a 1948 newspaper article quoted in that post. Several readers came through with some neat … Continue reading

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Springettsbury’s Last Covered Bridge over the Codorus

I discovered this 1949 covered bridge photo in the Archives of the York County History Center. It piqued my interest because it connected Springettsbury and Manchester Townships, establishing a short roadway connection between Pleasureville and Emigsville. Further research revealed this … Continue reading

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Residence of Martin Library namesake built in 1895

This is a 1904 photo of the Milton Martin residence in York, PA; it sits a short distance west of the public library in York that bears his name. If you are reading this on the Ydr.com site, click on … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during April 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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Springetts Springtime Parade in the 1970s

Becka Hornsby of Sydney, Australia, submitted this photo of a Springetts Float after she discovered my post Springettsbury and the Knight, Sir William Springett. The maiden name of Becka’s mother is Springett. Becka made many visits to Bowral, in the highlands, … Continue reading

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French Alliance of 1778 ratified May 4th in York, PA

The Treaty of Alliance with France, during the Revolutionary War, was both signed in France and ratified by the Continental Congress while York was the seat of government for the new nation. Without France’s significant military aid, provided by this … Continue reading

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John F. Kennedy’s 24-Hours in Central Pennsylvania

The evening of Thursday September 15, 1960, an airplane carrying Democratic Presidential candidate Senator John F. Kennedy touched down in northern York County. A crowd of about 3,000 greeted Kennedy as he got off the plane at Harrisburg-York State Airport; … Continue reading

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