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Location of Hilton Airfield along Dover Trolley Line

Jim Wiest supplied some neat insight about Hilton Airfield and Hilton Trolley Station. Since my initial post, two months ago, about these places, I struck out finding more details via a George F. Motter clue. Therefore Jim’s memories were an … Continue reading

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Remembering Besser’s on the Susquehanna Trail

Liz Holtzapple provided some neat memories of Besser’s in response to my post Susquehanna Trail WWI Memorial Sycamores.  Her comments are amongst those that have been accumulating in my files since I did a 19-part series on the Susquehanna Trail, … Continue reading

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Mahlon Haines’ Yorkshire Ranch

My post Exercising Buffaloes via Airplane in Springettsbury resulted in nine e-mails from present and former Yorkshire residents. The most often asked question: Was the Yorkshire Ranch very large? Mahlon Haines purchased several properties during October and November of 1924, encompassing … Continue reading

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Kauffman’s Brookhill Orchards established in 1882; Artwork by Cliff Satterthwaite

As soon as I saw this watercolor, that Cliff Satterthwaite entitled “Kauffman’s Orchards – York, Pa.,” I knew exactly where Cliff was standing when he painted this scene of a young apple tree. The downhill curving roadway into the York … Continue reading

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Proposed Extension of Elmwood Boulevard

While volunteering at the York County Heritage Trust, Loann Clark showed me this 1954 sketch of the Elmwood area of East York. It fits in nicely with a post I did some time ago; Melvin’s Drive-In, Lincoln Highway Ice Cream … Continue reading

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York Mall; Remembering the Early Years

The first fully enclosed shopping mall in York County opened in the Fall of 1968. Today its location is notably marked by a Wal-Mart Supercenter along East Market Street in Springettsbury Township. When ground was broken on January 31st 1967, … Continue reading

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#6 York Haven Paper Company; on the Site of One of the Earliest Canals in America

This southward looking aerial view of the York Haven Paper Mill (center) & York Haven Power Plant (lower left) is from the 1950s. The reason for locating a paper mill (and power plant) at this site can be traced to … Continue reading

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Bury’s in Springettsbury Township was not just Hamburgers

These 50-year-difference aerial photos show the 2700-block of East Market Street in Springettsbury Township; i.e. the vicinity just east of Northern Way.  Recent research in Directories at the York County Heritage Trust shows that at one time or other, Bury’s … Continue reading

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Miller’s One-Room Schoolhouse (~1860-1952)

This is a photo of Miller’s One-Room Schoolhouse as it stood along Heindel Road during 1941 in Springettsbury Township.  The photo was taken by Scott W. Knaub and is from the Collections of the York County Heritage Trust.  Following the … Continue reading

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Susquehanna Trail WWI Memorial Sycamores

In the 1920s about 400 sycamore trees were planted along the Susquehanna Trail, from Jacobus southward to the Maryland Line.  Like the 1,500 memorial trees planted as a Road Of Remembrance along the Lincoln Highway in York County, the Susquehanna … Continue reading

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