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Susquehanna River blast catapulted water 700 feet high

Eight tons of underwater explosives were set off within the bedrock of the Susquehanna River on July 26th 1943. This view of that blast is from atop the Hellam Hills in York County and looks across the river into Lancaster … Continue reading

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U.S. WWI declaration to Lafayette, we are here!

The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917, when Congress approved the declaration of war that President Wilson requested four days earlier. It was still many months before a sizeable American force was stationed in Europe. It … Continue reading

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German Submarine Mailed Letter at Newport then Sank 6 Ships

During the second year of WWI, a German submarine entered Narragansett Bay and dropped anchor in the harbor at Newport, Rhode Island; all within the shadow of the United States Naval War College and a host of U. S. Navy … Continue reading

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Earliest Jeeps Built 75-Years Ago for WWII

During an October visit to Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center, I was enlightened with the latest research and identification of the earliest Jeeps. A few weeks after that visit, I attended a York County Heritage Trust symposium on General Jacob L. … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 20 . . Europe . . Part 5

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 5 of Chapter 20 . . . Europe. A new part … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 20 . . Europe . . Part 1

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 1 of Chapter 20 . . . Europe. A new part … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 18 . . David . . Part 1

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 1 of Chapter 18 . . . David.  A new part … Continue reading

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Cassandra Small married Walter Franklin, who became President of the Pennsylvania Railroad

One of my readers provided photographs of several 1916 drawings for a residence in York, PA.  These drawings for Miss Cassandra Small’s residence, property and gardens are located at the Olmsted National Historic Site.  Olmsted was doing the landscape design … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway Centennial Auto Tour at Haines Shoe House

The 100th Anniversary Lincoln Highway Auto Tour began at 7:00 AM in Times Square, New York City on Saturday June 22nd.  The first night stopover was near Malvern, PA.  The vehicles passed through York County on Sunday, the second day … Continue reading

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McGann Manufacturing Company in Spring Garden Township; Harold L. Smith during WWII

Last winter I attended a remarkable multiple-session OLLI presentation by James McClure on “WWII: The Effect on York County.”  After the talk, Ray Kinard mentioned something about Bowen & McLaughlin working on tanks during WWII at a place along Richland … Continue reading

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