Category Archives: Memorials

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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DC Japanese Cherry Tree Intrigue in 1941

I rarely pass up a chance to walk amongst the blossoming Japanese cherry trees in Washington D.C., especially if the peak blossom time coincides with shirtsleeve weather. Such was the case on Saturday March 26th, when I took this photo … Continue reading

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DC Cherry Blossoms and Civil War Graves

Last Saturday I took a break from viewing the blossoming Japanese cherry trees in Washington DC and took a walk across Arlington Memorial Bridge in search of the headstone of a local Civil War soldier buried in Arlington National Cemetery. … 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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Yorker George B. Hoffman killed with sinking of U.S.S. President Lincoln

Text on this memorial plaque is, “In Memory of the men who gave their lives when the U.S.S. President Lincoln was sunk in an engagement with the German submarine U-90, May 31, 1918.” Yorker George B. Hoffman is among the … Continue reading

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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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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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Menu-Ette linked to York Diner and Playland

Cliff Satterthwaite submitted this 1963 winter scene, in front of the Menu-Ette Restaurant, along the Lincoln Highway in Springettsbury Township. Cliff’s artistry, via murals, graced the interior of this restaurant. Cliff’s elaborate decoration of the windows, for the Christmas Season, … Continue reading

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Mausoleum at Prospect Hill marks 100-Years; Rudy Bros. Stained Glass

The Mausoleum at Prospect Hill Cemetery in York, PA marks its 100th year in 2015; it was dedicated on July 18, 1915. The focal point, as one enters the mausoleum, is this stained-glass window depicting the Resurrection, with Christ emerging … Continue reading

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