Category Archives: Fire Stations

Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during January 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. These are … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during December 2015

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. These are … Continue reading

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Memorials to Firefighters and to Mack the Fire Horse

In 1900, the Rescue Fire Company constructed this Firemen’s Monument on Penn Commons. The park was practically in the back yard of the Rescue Fire Station’s location at 344 South George Street in York, PA. A granite pedestal was topped … Continue reading

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Exploits of Mack the Noble Fire Horse

“Mack” was the veteran hose carriage horse of the Rescue Fire Company on South George Street in York, PA. This photo of a horse-drawn hose carriage, loaded with firemen, racing to a fire, is from the collections of the Library … Continue reading

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York County Tourist Information Center and Avalong

In this sketch, Cliff Satterthwaite captures the energetic Grand Opening of the York County Tourist Information Center along Mt. Zion Road; across from Avalong Farms Dairy Bar. The opening occurred on April 15, 1973 and in the first four months … Continue reading

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Bridging a Stony Run Tributary on Commons Drive; Springettsbury Fire Station photos

Commons Drive is a new road extending from Eastern Boulevard to East Market Street in Springettsbury Township.  Commons Drive will intersect Market Street just east of Hoss’s Steak & Sea House.  Commons Drive is the address of the new Springettsbury … Continue reading

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Springettsbury Township closed their last five One-Room Schoolhouses in 1952

I like to hear from my readers!  This post comes to you as a result of a YorksPast comment from Melissa, and then a follow-up by Verna.  Melissa initially provided The Sauer Kraut Clue in my Arsenal Road quest.  The … Continue reading

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Surprises in Peter deBarth’s 1825 Deed; 3103 East Market Street

Vinegar’s Ferry Road In the post 1830 Then & Now for a Stately House in Springettsbury Township, I discovered when Peter deBarth moved, into what is now Springettsbury Township, via the on-line Deed Indexes at the York County Archives.  “Peter … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 11-20 in South Region of Springettsbury Township

Within this illustration, I’ve pointed out ten 1860 buildings and their corresponding location on a 1938 aerial photo.  I’ll work my way around Springettsbury Township, ten buildings at a time, until all buildings from 1860 are visited.  The present commercial … Continue reading

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Springettsbury Fire Stations nearing completion; Then & Now

This is the “Then” photo of the Springettsbury Fire Station nearing completion in 1958.  It is the present Springetts Fire Company at 3013 East Market Street.  Only the middle part of the present fire station was built in 1958.  Later … Continue reading

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