Category Archives: Adams County

Susquehanna River blast catapulted water 700 feet high

Eight tons of underwater explosives were set off within the bedrock of the Susquehanna River on July 26th 1943. This view of that blast is from atop the Hellam Hills in York County and looks across the river into Lancaster … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during March 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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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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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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Dr. Spotz used Race Car to make York County house calls

Shelly Riedel submitted this photo of Dr. G. Emanuel Spotz along with neat photos associated with the house at 2025 East Market in Springettsbury Township. She calls this house the “Grande Dame of Market.” This is the Coal Baron built … Continue reading

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Camp Ganoga and the Susquehanna Trail

This illustration is from the May 1926 Issue of Boys’ Life, published by the Boy Scouts of America. The issue also contains a brief item about York County’s Boy Scouts Camp along the Big Conewago Creek, known as Camp Ganoga. … Continue reading

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Dallastown Soldier buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery

The grave location of Dallastown native John Curtis Barshinger within Gettysburg National Cemetery is shown in this illustration.  John was a student of the Civil War; especially The Battle of Gettysburg.  When John Barshinger died while in the service of … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Heart of the Lower Susquehanna

I’ve received numerous comments and suggestions concerning my post Crossroads of the Susquehanna Valley. That post evolved after reading Jim McClure’s York Town Square post about why not ‘Middle of Everywhere’ brand for York County works; because we are. Jim … Continue reading

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Crossroads of the Susquehanna Valley

I decided to do a Google search on ‘Middle of Everywhere’ after reading Jim McClure’s York Town Square post yesterday about why not ‘Middle of Everywhere’ brand for York County works; because we are. There were scores of hits on … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during August 2015; Thanks for the Feedback

  Reader Feedback was used to select the Top 10 Posts during August 2015. Thirteen of the fifteen August posts generated feedback from readers. Blog comments, e-mails, phone calls and conversations resulted in 67 total contacts that I responded to. … Continue reading

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