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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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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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York County Keystone Mystery Marker; EAST PROSPECT

Keystone Markers are in the news.  The March/April 2013 issue of Pennsylvania Magazine has a feature article on Keystone Markers.  June Lloyd wrote a post on her Universal York blog about these Keystone shaped signs marking entrances to many Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Dusman Airstrip and the arrival of the 1952 Bendix Plant at Stony Brook

Reading about something and wanting to know more triggers some subjects for my YorksPast posts; such is the case with this post.  I commented to Jim McClure’s York Town Square post on Friday, because I had something to offer; then … Continue reading

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