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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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Christmas Portraits at Loring Studios during WWII

Mom sent Dad a Loring Studios portrait every Christmas that Dad served in the Army Air Corps during WWII; i.e. Christmas of 1943, 1944 and 1945. This Loring Studios ad, appearing in The Gazette and Daily during the Christmas season … Continue reading

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DC Japanese Cherry Tree Intrigue in 1941

I rarely pass up a chance to walk amongst the blossoming Japanese cherry trees in Washington D.C., especially if the peak blossom time coincides with shirtsleeve weather. Such was the case on Saturday March 26th, when I took this photo … Continue reading

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York WWII Veteran Remembers Okinawa

“Eighteen Years & 82 Days” is filled with memories of the Battle of Okinawa, however it also provides personal experiences of growing up in York during the Great Depression. It makes for a great read; be sure to check out … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 15 . . Export . . Part 3

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 3 of Chapter 15 . . . Export.  A new part … Continue reading

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