Monthly Archives: January 2017

Haines Park transforms into a Trailer Park

The May 30, 1964, historic aerial photo, from the York County Archives, shows the horse race track at Haines Park after it was transformed into a mobile home park. House trailers sat along the outside edge of the half-mile track … Continue reading

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Racing Horses at Haines Park in Springettsbury

Haines Park was built by Mahlon Haines and was opened for harness races and running horse races in 1928. The half-mile track was located in the area of the present intersection of Northern Way and Eastern Boulevard in Springettsbury Township. … Continue reading

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Lead Clue leads to locating Loucks’ Cave

In a comment to my initial post concerning the discovery of Loucks’ Cave, Jeri Jones of Jones Geological Services noted a clue, that popped out at him, was the mention of the lead discovery as being in the area of … Continue reading

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Lefever’s One-Room Schoolhouse impacted York Suburban

There were 348 pupils attending Springettsbury Township schools, during the 1910-1911 school year. The classes were conducted in 11 rooms, with an average of 32 students per classroom. Seven of the schoolhouses were one-room schoolhouses; housing all 8-grades. Two buildings, … Continue reading

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York made 1901 Pullman Ventilators installed in White House

Pullman Automatic Ventilators have a connection to The President of the United States. These ventilators were first tested in railroad cars, including the President’s car, and they were also a superior product for buildings, with the White House one of … Continue reading

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When Barnum’s 3-Ring Circus was on York’s Penn Common

Today the Soldiers and Sailors Monument stands at a prominent place in York’s Penn Common, however in the early morning darkness of Saturday September 16th, 1876, three monster trains, containing 120 railroad cars, pulled into York, Pennsylvania. They occupied one … Continue reading

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Mapping of Loucks’ Cavern east of York

A map of a portion of Loucks’ Cavern was made during late October of 1915. That map probably resembles the pictured map of the East York Cave, made in 1959 by L. Wolf and Bernard Smeltzer; except Loucks’ Cavern is … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during December 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. Synopsis and … Continue reading

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Exploring Loucks’ Cavern to 580-feet

George Figdore and Franklin Minnich equipped with lanterns and ropes, explored Loucks’ Cavern in October 1915 and were able to proceed farther than any of the previous exploring parties. They made their way through the various chambers for a distance … Continue reading

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Springettsbury’s 580-ft Cavern discovered in 1915

I was sorting some old trip photos recently and, when I saw photos of Luray Caverns in Virginia, it brought back a memory from my Cub Scout days. Initial meetings, for the Den I belonged to in the late 1950s, … Continue reading

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