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Pressing Elderberries in a York-made 100-Year-Old “Keystone” Berry Press

Over-100-year-old Elderberry Jelly Recipe Earlier this month, Richard Duffy submitted photos of a “Keystone” Berry Press. This photo shows the upper cross brace, containing the manufacturers stencil; Keystone Farm Machine Company, in business in York, PA, between 1890 and 1919. … Continue reading

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River Hill One-Room Schoolhouse near Mount Wolf

This photo of the River Hill One-Room Schoolhouse in East Manchester Township was taken in 1941 by Scott W. Knaub; a Superintendent of York County Schools. This schoolhouse is located near Mt. Wolf at the intersection of Wago Road and … Continue reading

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A Personal Connection to the Burning of The Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge 150-Years-Ago

My post on Wednesday included the June 29th 1863 report by Robert Crane detailing the destruction of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge to halt the eastward invasion of the Rebels through Pennsylvania.  This report is from The War of the Rebellion: a … Continue reading

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The 30 Founders of East Prospect; Pinpointing Where They Lived

Present day East Prospect formed on a high tract of land in Lower Windsor Township, about one-mile from the Susquehanna River.  In 1831 the first substantial building was constructed on the northeast corner of a crossroads in this area; it … Continue reading

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