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IVA-LU Bungalow with ’41 Chevy

The IVA-LU Bungalow was built in 1930 and was named for my grandparents Iva and Luther Smith. In the past ten days, I’ve received numerous comments about the Smith bungalow, which was located along the Susquehanna River, 5/8-mile west of … Continue reading

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Weird York topics from YorksPast

The December 6th evening to unravel York County history is Retro York’s 2017 third-edition of the annual York Daily Record event. The theme this year is Weird York. I will be one of five local historians participating. The event is … Continue reading

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Waddy George’s Curioseum in the Accomac Hills

Bill Neff wrote if I could provide further details about the following message; written on a postcard sent to his grandfather in Virginia and postmarked York, Pa. on June 15, 1937. “The Waddy George Curioseum on the Wizard Ranch is … Continue reading

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#21 Billmeyer & Small Company in York; and their Susquehanna Steam Saw Mills in Wrightsville

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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Memories of the IVA-LU Bungalow upriver from Accomac

During the 50s and early 60s, summer weekends following Memorial Day often included a visit to the IVA-LU Bungalow.  The usual routine was go to the bungalow early Saturday, sleep over until Sunday, then travel back home late Sunday. The … Continue reading

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Frankenstorm at Accomac 1945; and 1875

With Frankenstorm on the way up the East Coast, I thought it an appropriate time to post these pictures of the IVA-LU Bungalow upriver from Accomac, Hellam Township, York County, PA.  In 1945, “immense cakes of ice of great thickness” … Continue reading

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Billmeyer & Small as Central Theme in RAILCAR GOLD

Billmeyer & Small will be the Central Theme in the historical novel RAILCAR GOLD.  Every Thursday a new installment for this novel will be posted on YorksPast.  RAILCAR GOLD will be a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure … Continue reading

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