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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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1860 Buildings 71-80 in West Region of Springettsbury Township

Emanuel G. Keller—conducted Pleasureville Store for 52-years At the left side of this illustration, using Shearer’s 1860 Map of York County, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in the Pleasureville region within what is now Springettsbury Township. For … Continue reading

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How a mile long river bridge was built in 21 days

This photo of the mile long steel railroad bridge over the Susquehanna River, linking Wrightsville and Columbia, is believed to include some of the workmen that erected the bridge in 21 working days during 1897. The Pennsylvania Railroad used the … Continue reading

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York High built on site of Old Vault

In September of 1927 a new high school building opened in York, Pennsylvania; shown at the left side of this aerial photo taken by Karl Ort. William Penn Senior High School was built opposite Penn Park on the north side … Continue reading

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Dallastown, Dallas and Geesey

Following the Wednesday evening Unraveling York County History ‘Heroes and Villains’ event, at Wyndridge Farm, I was questioned how I knew Adam F. Geesey was an owner of the Eagle Hotel in Dallastown, since that fact is not noted in … Continue reading

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Capt. William Frey and his Springettsbury Farm

Prohibition Speakeasy The dotted lines show the 1901 property boundary for the 49-acre farm of Captain William Frey in Springettsbury Township, York County, PA. The farm was located near Alpine Road and north of Ridgewood Road; extending uphill to the … Continue reading

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Capt. William Frey and the Spring Garden Band

Capt. William Frey was responsible for the establishment of the Spring Garden Band. The design of the Spring Garden Band crest is influenced by their history. If you are reading this on the Ydr.com site, click on this LINK for … Continue reading

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Battle Flag for York African American Civil War Soldiers

This case at the Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library, in Philadelphia, contains what remains of the original battle flag of the 127th Regiment, United States Colored Troops. Four African American Civil War veterans, with York, Pennsylvania connections, … Continue reading

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DC Cherry Blossoms and Civil War Graves

Last Saturday I took a break from viewing the blossoming Japanese cherry trees in Washington DC and took a walk across Arlington Memorial Bridge in search of the headstone of a local Civil War soldier buried in Arlington National Cemetery. … Continue reading

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Dallastown Soldier buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery

The grave location of Dallastown native John Curtis Barshinger within Gettysburg National Cemetery is shown in this illustration.  John was a student of the Civil War; especially The Battle of Gettysburg.  When John Barshinger died while in the service of … Continue reading

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