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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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A Mermaid in the Susquehanna

Henry Loucks reports on five sightings opposite Dugan’s Run Dugan’s Run is in Hellam Township; it empties into the Susquehanna River a little over one-mile upriver from Accomac.  This same vicinity contains the Memorial Marker for the Confederate soldier that … Continue reading

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Springettsbury Township building tally during 1860

On Monday I wrote about The making of Shearer’s 1860 Map of York County, PA.  This illustration shows the section of what is now Springettsbury Township from Shearer’s 1860 Map.  The surrounding townships are labeled, as they exist today. Springettsbury Township … Continue reading

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The making of Shearer’s 1860 Map of York County

I’ve depicted D. J. Lake surveying the 1860 Map of York County, Pennsylvania, in this illustration.  D. J. Lake “went around pushing a wheelbarrow in front of him, and in this barrow he carried his instruments.  He did not talk … Continue reading

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Rachel Bahn and Part 4 of Dr. Crandall’s Health School

York County Deed Book 21N, Page 173, records Rachel Bahn as an early owner of the 24.8-acre property that would become Dr. Crandall’s Health School.  From the collections of the York County Heritage Trust, this is a photograph of Rachel … Continue reading

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Comments on Historic Resources in Springettsbury Township; and Part 3 of Dr. Crandall’s Health School

A comment here, a comment there; it does take much for me to get sidetracked; wanting to know more.  That is exactly what happened when I attended the Historic Preservation forum Springettsbury Township held a little over a week ago … Continue reading

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Historic Preservation in Springettsbury Township

Even though Dollar General is no longer considering the 3790 East Market Street property, formerly Ettline Antiques, to tear down for one of their stores; the ca. 1875 estate is still for sale.  After the following Ettline property remarks, I … Continue reading

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The Humpback Bridge at Stony Brook, Part 3: John and Hannah Hauser Family

In a series of posts, I’m looking at the history of various families, structures and businesses in the area where the humpback bridge once stood on the Lincoln Highway at Stony Brook.  Other parts in this series include: The Humpback … Continue reading

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The Humpback Bridge at Stony Brook, Part 2: John and Sarah Hauser Family

In a series of posts, I’m looking at the history of various families, structures and businesses in the area where the humpback bridge once stood on the Lincoln Highway at Stony Brook.  Other parts in this series include: The Humpback … Continue reading

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