Monthly Archives: July 2016

Exercising Buffaloes via Airplane in Springettsbury

Mahlon Haines utilized an airplane to exercise buffaloes kept in a pasture at his Yorkshire Ranch in Springettsbury Township. On November 14, 1925, local newspapers reported: “BUFFALOES ARRIVE IN YORK—Directly from the plains of the Government reservation at Hot Springs, … Continue reading

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History Center’s Smokestack Twin

Part 11 of York County History Center Buildings Sam Mills submitted a color zoom-lens photo of the ornamental brickwork believed to be topping the older History Center’s Smokestack twin. This is Part 11 of an industrial chronicle of the buildings … Continue reading

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Working in the Family Business; Avalong Farms Dairy Bar

Capt. Dick Wolfe provided memories of his families’ business; Avalong Farms Dairy Bar, which stood on the northwest corner of Whiteford Road and Mt. Zion Road in Springettsbury Township. Dick’s early work experiences provide some neat Avalong recollections and more … Continue reading

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Great Lincoln Speedway of 1925 located East of York

Construction started on the “Great Lincoln Speedway” during 1925 along the Lincoln Highway east of York. This was one of the many construction projects going on in and around the City of York during 1925. It was one of the … Continue reading

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Round Two of Market St. and Mt. Zion Rd. Rezoning

Springettsbury Township had a Notice of Public Hearing, appearing on page 7B of the Monday, July 11, 2016, issue of the York Daily Record. This notice listed 66-properties, radiating from all corners of the intersection of East Market Street and … Continue reading

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Final York NOP Walls Tumble Yesterday

The final walls that once were part of the former York NOP (Naval Ordnance Plant) fell yesterday. Early last week, I took this northward looking photo from Eden Road, of construction activity on the Eden Road Logistics Center. The factory … Continue reading

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Earliest York Airfield in 1914 along Dover Trolley Line

Aviator Eugene Heth vouched for the “first-rate flying field conditions with hanger” at Hilton Field along the Dover Trolley Line in York County. Heth was the pilot of a Wright Brothers Model B Flyer during several days of free flight … Continue reading

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East End Circus brings First Auto to York in 1896

The first automobile seen in York, was here as an attraction with the Barnum & Bailey Circus. It was not just York, many communities got their first glimpse at a “horseless carriage” as a result of the 1896 edition of … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during June 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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York Surrenders to a Force of Two

This 1896 article in York’s Semi-Weekly Gazette piqued my interest. Quoting the article: “It is rarely that a city surrenders to a force of two. This, however, is what York did Wednesday. The ‘two’ were cowboys of a section of … Continue reading

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