Monthly Archives: March 2017

US Naval Reserve building in Springettsbury Township

Thanks to Larry Spangler for sending me a photo of an Eden Road building, utilizing three Quonset huts, with the e-mail subject line: “what’s the story with this building?” Ground was broken on April 28th 1947 for this United States … Continue reading

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Identify the building with these steps

Who can identify the building with the pictured steps? These are the main entrance steps of a 70-year-old building that still stands in York County. The steps can clearly be seen from a public street or road. The 15,000-square-foot building … Continue reading

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Yorker shares excitement of vacations a century ago

In 1961, a Yorker wrote of his 1910 experiences as a youth in traveling alone via train and stagecoach to his grandparents’ farm in Adams County. He recalled, “I think the reason I got so excited last week about the … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 71-80 in West Region of Springettsbury Township

Emanuel G. Keller—conducted Pleasureville Store for 52-years At the left side 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. For … Continue reading

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Dr. Spotz off on house calls in 1900

Shelly Riedel submitted this photo of Dr. Spotz when he practiced in Hampton, Adams County, PA. Glatfelter Emanuel Spotz was a prominent York doctor whose medical practice began in Adams County during 1897, after graduating from Philadelphia’s Jefferson Medical College. … Continue reading

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Huntleys Hamburgers along Memory Lane

Huntleys Hamburgers operated along Memory Lane in Springettsbury Township; spanning the late 60s and early 70s. Sue Markle submitted wide-ranging comments about Huntleys and noted “When McDonald’s arrived nearly next door during Huntley’s final year, my hamburger pecking order remained … Continue reading

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History of The Susquehanna Trail

The History of The Susquehanna Trail has quickly become my top requested local history presentation since the initial offering during September 2016. Before Interstate-83 the prominent north-south road in York County was the Susquehanna Trail. Last Saturday a nice crowd … Continue reading

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How a mile long river bridge was built in 21 days

This photo of the mile long steel railroad bridge over the Susquehanna River, linking Wrightsville and Columbia, is believed to include some of the workmen that erected the bridge in 21 working days during 1897. The Pennsylvania Railroad used the … Continue reading

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Naming of Three Mile Run waterway in Springettsbury

A southward view photo shows Three Mile Run waterway crossing under East Market Street, Northern Way and Eastern Boulevard in Springettsbury Township. This waterway was so named because the distance from this York and Wrightsville Turnpike crossing point to the … Continue reading

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