Monthly Archives: June 2017

Avoiding Sour Beer’s Eddy when rafting the Susquehanna

Lumber Rafts on the Lower Susquehanna River The origins of this post stem from looking through the newspaper microfilms at the York County Heritage Trust and coming across the following article in the April 30, 1883, issue of the York … Continue reading

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Teacher grading: When a 4.0 was poor

A York County Teachers’ Provisional Certificate for Samuel S. Matthews includes his examination results in five subjects: Orthography, Reading, Writing, Written Arithmetic and Teaching.  With a grade point average of 2.1, Samuel was granted a provisional teachers certificate for one … Continue reading

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One-room school called Burnt Cabin

Burnt Cabin One-Room Schoolhouse sat on the west side of Vinegar Ferry Road [now River Drive], just north of where the headwaters of main branch of Wildcat Run cross that road in Hellam Township. Katina Snyder submitted three undated photos … Continue reading

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Neat details about Yorkshire History Walk

Neat Yorkshire details, by those that took part in the Yorkshire History Walk, will be incorporated into the scripts for a repeat of this walk during this fall or next spring. With respect to your questions about recent YorksPast posts; … Continue reading

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Edna Dimmerling mystery evolves in Yorkshire

About forty took part in a walk through the Yorkshire community of Springettsbury Township on Saturday. Brenda Neff submitted this photo of the group gathering at Yorkshire history walk Stop 3; the Mystery of Greystone Road. The mystery of Greystone … Continue reading

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Route of the Yorkshire History Walk

I’ve been asked to share some stories of the origins of Yorkshire as the lead speaker in a walk thorough that Springettsbury Township community on Saturday June 10th. The walk begins at the Yorkshire Elementary School at 3:00 PM. My … Continue reading

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U.S. WWI declaration to Lafayette, we are here!

The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917, when Congress approved the declaration of war that President Wilson requested four days earlier. It was still many months before a sizeable American force was stationed in Europe. It … Continue reading

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