Category Archives: Maryland

Governor Wolf’s profound impact on York County

Northern Central Railroad & Glen Rock Talk Yorker Tom Wolf is running for Governor.  One hundred and eighty-five years ago, Pennsylvania had its first Governor Wolf.  George Wolf served as the seventh Governor of Pennsylvania. This portrait shows George Wolf … Continue reading

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Questions answered on the Road to Monocacy posts

A reader raised a question about the spelling of Monocacy after reading several of my posts over the past weeks.  She noted the spelling in the original Lancaster County document uses the spelling Monocasy and questioned, “Why do I use … Continue reading

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Platting the Monocacy Road from Original 1739/40 Survey; Part 1: Eastern York County

I’ve platted the Monocacy Road from the original 1739/40 survey.  This is Part 1; Eastern York County between Wrightsville and York.  In future posts, I’ll plat additional parts of the Monocacy Road, in a similar manner, from the original survey, … Continue reading

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Monocacy Path used by Native Americans began at Conejohela

This is a section of a map entitled Historic Indian Paths of Pennsylvania.  The map uses Indian names for their paths and sites, with only a few trading posts so noted.  Indian names generally use spelling that has become the … Continue reading

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Original Route of the Monocacy Road in Eastern York County?

Quoting three lines within a 1912 article on the Shultz House by Dr. I. H. Betz; appearing in the January 27th, 1912 issue of The Gazette: The Monocacy road, extending from the Susquehanna to the Potomac rivers, was laid out … Continue reading

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Letters in the Attic, by Cassandra Small; Letter of June 30th, 1863

I wrote three posts about Cassandra (Small) Franklin last month.  Those posts were the result of a reader in Massachusetts providing photographs of several 1916 blueprint drawings for Miss Cassandra Small’s residence in York, PA.  Earlier this month a reader … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 13 . . PeachBottom . . Part 1

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 1 of Chapter 13 . . . PeachBottom.  A new part … Continue reading

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1906 York Automobile Owners form York Motor Club; their Club House still stands

This 1921 Lincoln Highway map segment shows the general location of the Club House of the York Motor Club.  Noted in small print, the location is a little over two-miles east of York on the north side of the Lincoln … Continue reading

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Cassandra Small married Walter Franklin, who became President of the Pennsylvania Railroad

One of my readers provided photographs of several 1916 drawings for a residence in York, PA.  These drawings for Miss Cassandra Small’s residence, property and gardens are located at the Olmsted National Historic Site.  Olmsted was doing the landscape design … Continue reading

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#24 Oppenheim, Oberndorf and Company in York; Part of a Baltimore Shirt Manufacturer

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo  I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the … Continue reading

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