Monthly Archives: February 2017

Bri-Mar track just off Lincoln Highway

This 1957 historic aerial photo comes from the online collections of the York County Archives. The shown Bri-Mar track was located just south of the Lincoln Highway near a York County house trailer park. This track was built in 1951 … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 61-70 in West Region of Springettsbury Township

Dr. George Conn—Nineteenth Century Cancer Doctor of Pleasureville 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 … Continue reading

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York High built on site of Old Vault

In September of 1927 a new high school building opened in York, Pennsylvania; shown at the left side of this aerial photo taken by Karl Ort. William Penn Senior High School was built opposite Penn Park on the north side … Continue reading

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Karl Ort’s aerial photo of East York

York native Karl Ort’s flight training during WWI led to several years of aerial barnstorming and a string of flying related concerns. Karl Ort’s interest in aerial photography began in Harrisburg during 1922 however his involvement peaked between 1926 and … Continue reading

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Karl Ort is York’s Aviation Pioneer

For half-a-century Karl S. Ort operated a successful York County business selling aviation merchandise, aircraft parts and war surplus materials. Nevertheless, Karl Ort became York’s aviation pioneer years before that business. He was a WWI trained pilot that barnstormed up … Continue reading

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1931 Aerial Photo of Edison Electric Plant in York

Part 13 of York County History Center Buildings This is Part 13 of an industrial chronicle of the buildings that will be repurposed into a York County History Center. These buildings originated as York’s Edison Electric Plant in 1885 and … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during January 2017

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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Baltimore Colts at Central High and more Gino’s

Thanks for the outpouring of comments on my recent post: Pennsylvania’s first Gino’s was in Springettsbury.  One reader commented: “You say Gino’s on East Market opened in the spring of 1961. While I distinctly remember it opening in the late … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania’s first Gino’s was in Springettsbury

I discovered interesting follow-up deeds after researching my post: LoPiccolo’s in Violet Hill connection to The Woods in Springettsbury Township.  The owners of the property at 2500 East Market Street leased that plot of land to “Gino’s No. 1 of … Continue reading

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