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Decorative twin barns at Mt. Rose Ave. Exit 18

In 2015, Helen Rinehart responded to my post The Famed Twin Barns along Mt. Rose Avenue.  Helen was certain her sister Karen took close-up color photos of the decorative barns before they were torn down in 1965. This week I … Continue reading

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Dr. Neal O. Hively Connected Draft Map of The Manor of Springettsbury

This is the same illustration that began yesterdays post 1860 Buildings 21-30 in South Region of Springettsbury Township; with one exception. A partly transparent overlay of the corresponding section of Neal Otto Hively’s Connected Draft Warrant MAP 20 of The … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 21-30 in South Region of Springettsbury Township

At the left side of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in the southernmost region within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the right side of the above illustration is a 1938 aerial photo of the … Continue reading

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The Famed Twin Barns along Mt. Rose Avenue

These famed twin barns still stood only 50-years ago on the northwest corner of Haines Road and Mt. Rose Avenue in Springettsbury Township. I always thought the architectural styling of these barns was charming. Cliff Satterthwaite definitely captures that charm … Continue reading

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Tilden or Longstown, Field of View; Jim McClure’s circa 1948 Aerial Photo

Old aerial photos are great, especially when a personal association exists.  The circa 1948 aerial photo at the end of Jim McClure’s post on Wednesday has such a connection with me. My first reaction when I saw the circa 1948 … Continue reading

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Yorktowne Sun Dial manufactured by C. E. Strickler & Son of Benroy; and 1901 U.S. Patent No. 669,150 of Benjamin Franklin Strickler

The fictional character Dan DeWyatt, in my Railcar Gold historical novel, arrived in York on July 4th 1860; per the Thursday installment posted two weeks ago, where he uses a sundial mounted on a post.  I’d read accounts that sundials … Continue reading

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The Burnt Cabin One-Room School of Hellam Township

When I was a young child, if our family drove to the IVA-LU bungalow, near Accomac, the back way, we headed onto what is now River Drive off of Codorus Furnace Road.  Part of the Burnt Cabin One-Room Schoolhouse could … Continue reading

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