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Highest Summit in York County should be Named

“The highest summit in York County should have a name,” was a remark I received several weeks ago while volunteering at the York County History Center. The comment was the result of a discovery of my post Pigeon Hills debunks … Continue reading

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Pigeon Hills debunks Red Lion Myth

A reader from the Pigeon Hills area in York County area debunked a Red Lion myth. He claimed everybody living along Laurel Woods Lane in Heidelberg Township lived at an elevation higher then the highest point in Red Lion’s Fairmount … Continue reading

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July 1970 Airplane Photo of Hallam and The Hellam Hills

During July 1970, I took this aerial photo of the eastern end of Hallam. I’ve pointed out a few of the Hellam Hills in the background and beyond them is Lancaster County. My brother, Stanley, had just recently got his … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 3 . . Missing . . Part 6

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 6 of Chapter 3 . . . Missing.  A new part … Continue reading

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Billmeyer, Lancaster County named by Son & Son-in-Law of Charles Billmeyer

The location next to marker ‘6’ on this 1908 Topographic Map is named Billmeyer.  This name has a direct relationship to Charles Billmeyer, one of the founders of the rail car manufacturer Billmeyer & Small in York, PA.  The location … Continue reading

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York County authorized to name summit Buzzards Roost

Such an authorization by an agency of the United States Government happened some 50 years ago.  Local headlines could have been ‘York County authorized to name summit Buzzards Roost.’  A headline would have been warranted because substantial effort is required … Continue reading

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What does the Mickey Mouse Club have to do with YorksPast?

A month after I started first grade, The Mickey Mouse Club premiered October 3rd, 1955.  My usual routine the next four years was to come home from school and play outside.  At the appointed time my siblings and me gathered … Continue reading

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