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Hoard of gold and silver buried in York County

A September 7th, 1908 article, in The York Daily, describes another attempt to find the Rankin Treasure in York County, PA. This tale of buried treasure is one of those Weird York curiosities that just might still be true. James … Continue reading

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Articles adopted 240 years ago in York Town

The courthouse on the square in York Town, Pennsylvania, was the site where Continental Congress adopted the “Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union between the States” on November 15, 1777; 240-years-ago from the date of this post. This 13-cent United … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during January 2017

Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. This single graphic, features illustrations from all top 10 posts; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. Synopsis and … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during June 2016

Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. This single graphic, features illustrations from all top 10 posts; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. If you … Continue reading

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Buried Treasure in Springettsbury Township

A 1908 article, in The York Daily, describes another attempt to find the Rankin Treasure in Springettsbury Township, York County, PA. In 1778, James Rankin allegedly quickly buried a hoard of gold and silver on this property just prior to … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during May 2016

Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. This single graphic, features illustrations from all top 10 posts; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. If you … Continue reading

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French Alliance of 1778 ratified May 4th in York, PA

The Treaty of Alliance with France, during the Revolutionary War, was both signed in France and ratified by the Continental Congress while York was the seat of government for the new nation. Without France’s significant military aid, provided by this … Continue reading

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First Capitol U.S.A.

Several years ago I purchased this 1912 Calendar Plate on eBay. The plate has no markings on the back; possibly it was a local Pfaltzgraff creation. The central illustration and text promotes the York County Court House as the first … Continue reading

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York’s Life Size Statue of General Marquis de Lafayette

Experience the Marquis de Lafayette sailing to America In front of the pictured house at 157 West Market Street in York, Pennsylvania, stands this life size statue of General Marquis de Lafayette. The statue was sculpted by Lorann Jacobs and … Continue reading

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Susquehanna Trail through York County; Wrap-Up

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 19 Just in time for Christmas, this post wraps-up the 19-part-series on the Susquehanna Trail. Thanks to my readers for the feedback and all the great comments along the … Continue reading

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