Monthly Archives: June 2016

Mahlon Haines’ Hotel endures on North George Street

Mahlon Haines came to York in 1905 as a 30-year-old striking out on his own. He borrowed money to go into business, but was bankrupt in two years. He got a $127 consignment of shoes from D. S. Peterman Company … Continue reading

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Haines Building on North George Street

Sandy Landis remembered her parents telling her that their family rented the Haines Shoe House for a week when she was three years old; which would have been 1955-1956. She asked if I could locate proof that the Shoe House … Continue reading

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Rose Tree Fox Hunting Club moves to York County

This is a photo of hunters, mounts and hounds gathered to await the signal of the horn to ride to the Rose Tree Fox Hunt in York County during November of 1967. If you are reading this on the Ydr.com … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 41-50 in West Region of Springettsbury Township

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

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Car Manufacturing Factory planned in Springettsbury

The 1917 Catalog of The Bell Motor Car Company contains this illustration of the first factory buildings planned on 15-acres described as the “finest automobile factory site in York, Pennsylvania.” If you are reading this on the Ydr.com site, click … Continue reading

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Your History Starts Here

Part 10 of York County History Center Buildings This is Part 10 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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Twin Smokestacks at Edison Plant

Part 9 of York County History Center Buildings This is Part 9 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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Coming Attractions: Ford Tri-Motor Airplane

Yesterday, I noticed this vintage Tri-Motor Airplane flying low while on my return trip from presenting a family history talk in Wilmington. At the next crossroads, I turned in the direction the airplane was headed and discovered the New Garden … Continue reading

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Watershed Event at Wyndridge Farms on June 21

A local historical perspective on residence in the Chesapeake Bay community will be presented at Wyndridge Farms on Tuesday June 21st from 7 PM until dusk. The back yard of Wyndridge overlooks the Barshinger Creek Watershed; which will be the … Continue reading

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Buried Treasure in Springettsbury Township

A 1908 article, in The York Daily, describes another attempt to find the Rankin Treasure in Springettsbury Township, York County, PA. In 1778, James Rankin allegedly quickly buried a hoard of gold and silver on this property just prior to … Continue reading

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