Tag Archives: Hellam Township

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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Haines Shoe House link to WWI

A procession of historic automobiles took part in a cross country 100th Anniversary Lincoln Highway Auto Tour during 2013. As a stop for the Lincoln Highway caravan the Haines Shoe House was briefly linked to this WWI era Dodge Brothers … Continue reading

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Hellam Love Nest featured in British Films

This view shows the Love Nest perched over Kreutz Creek in Hellam Township. The Love Nest was visible to passengers riding the train between York and Wrightsville. One of the railroad bridges spanning Kreutz Creek can be seen in the … Continue reading

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York-built Codorus as a passenger ferry in 1829

The York-built steamboat CODORUS was the first metal-hulled steamboat to operate in America. The CODORUS also was the first common carrier metal-hulled steamboat put in service in America; when it commenced operation in 1829 as a passenger ferry providing regularly … Continue reading

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York-built steamboat traveled 300-miles up Susquehanna in 1826

A York-built iron steamboat was successfully launched in the Susquehanna River at Accomac, Hellam Township on November 22, 1825. The boat named CODORUS was the first metal-hulled steamboat in America. The builder, John Elgar, captained the CODORUS on a voyage … Continue reading

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One-room school called Burnt Cabin

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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Rocky start for Longstown One-Room Schoolhouse

One of the many issues that resulted in the establishment of Springettsbury Township in 1891 was a long-standing desire by a group of residents near Longstown to have a schoolhouse built in their neighborhood. The Longstown residents felt the resulting … Continue reading

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D. E. Stetler, J. Horace Rudy & the Dodge Brothers Emblem

The 100th Anniversary Lincoln Highway Auto Tour began at 7:00 AM in Times Square, New York City on Saturday June 22, 2013. The first night stopover was near Malvern, PA. The vehicles passed through York County on Sunday, the second … Continue reading

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Two British Films of the Hellam Love Nest

This is a frame from a 1928 British film. The scene is the Love Nest perched over Kreutz Creek in Hellam Township, York County, PA. Katina Snyder of the Kreutz Creek Valley Preservation Society graciously provided YouTube links to two … Continue reading

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Pigeon Hills debunks Red Lion Myth

A reader from the Pigeon Hills area in York County area debunked a Red Lion myth. He claimed everybody living along Laurel Woods Lane in Heidelberg Township lived at an elevation higher then the highest point in Red Lion’s Fairmount … Continue reading

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