Monthly Archives: September 2016

York County’s First Airplane Passenger was Charles Eastlack

On June 19th 1914 a Wright Brothers Model B Flyer took off from Hilton Field carrying York County’s First Airplane Passenger. That scene in rural Dover Township was probably not all that different from this photo of a Wright Brothers … Continue reading

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Location of Hilton Airfield along Dover Trolley Line

Jim Wiest supplied some neat insight about Hilton Airfield and Hilton Trolley Station. Since my initial post, two months ago, about these places, I struck out finding more details via a George F. Motter clue. Therefore Jim’s memories were an … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 51-60 in West Region of Springettsbury Township

Residence of John Cunningham (1800-1866) At the top of this illustration, using Shearer’s 1860 Map of York County, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in the Pleasureville region within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of … Continue reading

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York-built Worn Drive Truck debuted at 1916 York Fair

Hoover Wagon Company advertised “Do Not Fail To See The HOOVER WORM DRIVE TRUCK at the York Fair—Main Building Annex. BUILT IN YORK.” This October 4th 1916, York Daily ad appeared during the York Fair 100-years-ago, i.e. in 1916; when … Continue reading

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Edison Electric Plant Expansions in York

Part 12 of York County History Center Buildings Following the turn of the Century, the Edison Electric Plant along North Pershing Avenue in York, in rapid succession, saw major facility expansions in 1904, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1916 and 1917. This … Continue reading

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Lafean and York Fair of 100-Years-Ago

It was business as usual when Daniel F. Lafean hosted Pennsylvania Governor Martin G. Brumbaugh at his residence during the governor’s visit to the 1916 York Fair. Lafean was a politician, banker and manufacturer. His vast York residence was located … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during August 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. Links to … Continue reading

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Zion View’s Green Frog BBQ on Labor Day

Kathy Mummert has questions about Zion View’s Green Frog Bar-B-Q held on Labor Day during the early 1930s. Kathy’s query was in response to my post: Zion View gets the Susquehanna Trail. Zion View is located 6-miles north of York, … Continue reading

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