Category Archives: Weather

York County’s First Airplane Passenger was Charles Eastlack

On June 19th 1914 a Wright Brothers Model B Flyer took off from Hilton Field carrying York County’s First Airplane Passenger. That scene in rural Dover Township was probably not all that different from this photo of a Wright Brothers … Continue reading

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End of May, over Ten-Feet of Ice at Lockport along Susquehanna in York County; Connection to Apollo Moon Mission

Ice on the River Bank is the title of an article appearing in the May 21st, 1881 issue of the York Daily: The hot weather, says the Wrightsville Star of yesterday, has not yet disposed of all the ice by … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Zero Weather in York

I easily get distracted when looking through old newspapers on microfilm at the York County Heritage Trust.  This headline intrigued me, “Zero Weather in York Last Night.”  Of course, the article is reporting on temperatures near zero.  Continuing my intended … Continue reading

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