Category Archives: Civil War

Decorative twin barns at Mt. Rose Ave. Exit 18

In 2015, Helen Rinehart responded to my post The Famed Twin Barns along Mt. Rose Avenue.  Helen was certain her sister Karen took close-up color photos of the decorative barns before they were torn down in 1965. This week I … 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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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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Dallastown, Dallas and Geesey

Following the Wednesday evening Unraveling York County History ‘Heroes and Villains’ event, at Wyndridge Farm, I was questioned how I knew Adam F. Geesey was an owner of the Eagle Hotel in Dallastown, since that fact is not noted in … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during May 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. If you … Continue reading

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Evolution of Pleasureville’s Memorial Day Bean Soup

An announcement for “A Bean Soup” appeared in the October 7, 1896, issue of The Semi-Weekly Gazette in York, PA. The General Sherman Post, No. 602, of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Civil War veterans, announced … Continue reading

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Springettsbury’s Last Covered Bridge over the Codorus

I discovered this 1949 covered bridge photo in the Archives of the York County History Center. It piqued my interest because it connected Springettsbury and Manchester Townships, establishing a short roadway connection between Pleasureville and Emigsville. Further research revealed this … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during April 2016

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Capt. William Frey and his Springettsbury Farm

Prohibition Speakeasy The dotted lines show the 1901 property boundary for the 49-acre farm of Captain William Frey in Springettsbury Township, York County, PA. The farm was located near Alpine Road and north of Ridgewood Road; extending uphill to the … Continue reading

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Capt. William Frey and the Spring Garden Band

Capt. William Frey was responsible for the establishment of the Spring Garden Band. The design of the Spring Garden Band crest is influenced by their history. If you are reading this on the Ydr.com site, click on this LINK for … Continue reading

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