Tag Archives: Hellam Township

Beekeeper House in Hellam Township frequent subject of Cliff Satterthwaite

An Example of Historic Preservation at its Finest A Beekeeper lived in this house during the numerous times it appeared as the subject in artwork by Cliff Satterthwaite. His earliest artwork, from 1957, is a view of the front of … Continue reading

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Cliff Satterthwaite artwork of Giant Oak Tree along Freysville Road

I stopped to see Cliff Satterthwaite in Fredricksburg, Virginia, on my way back from Virginia Beach this past weekend. His home is an art gallery, containing many York County related pieces, from the 25-years he lived here; beginning in the … 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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Burnt Cabin One-Room Schoolhouse on Vinegar Ferry Road

Burnt Cabin One-Room Schoolhouse sat on the west side of Vinegar Ferry Road [now River Drive], just north of where the headwaters of main branch of Wildcat Run cross that road in Hellam Township. Katina Snyder submitted three undated photos … Continue reading

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The Iron Steamboat Codorus heads to North Carolina

In 1825, John Elgar designed and built the Iron Steamboat Codorus in York, Pa. At that time, the majority attitude was, “wood floated and iron sank, why would anybody build a boat out of iron?” On November 22, 1825, The … Continue reading

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The Design of America’s First Iron Steamboat

America’s First Iron Steamboat marker is located a short distance west of Wrightsville, York County, Pa., on the south side of Route 462, opposite Blessing Lane. It states, “The Codorus, built in York by John Elgar, was launched at present-day … Continue reading

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Iron Steamboat Codorus tackles Nanticoke Falls

A cutting wind blew down the Susquehanna River whipping into freezing spray the water cascading over Nanticoke Falls near Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Despite the cold, John Elgar had taken off his coat and was prepared to swim in case his little … Continue reading

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The Log House in Historic Hellam Preserve

I attended the Preservation Celebration for 40 Years of Historic York, Inc. at the Historic Hellam Preserve yesterday. This post shares some photos of two of the buildings on the grounds. References are from points made in Joe Kindig’s Keynote … 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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Earliest Landowners; 1860 Buildings 1-10 in East Region of Springettsbury Township

Surnames: Ferree, Fritz, Miller, Strickler This is the same illustration that began my post 1860 Buildings 1-10 in East Region of Springettsbury Township; with one exception.  A faint transparent overlay of the corresponding section of Neal Otto Hively’s Connected Draft … Continue reading

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