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Codorus Navigation illustrated

YorksPast continues the series of posts exploring the history of the Codorus Navigation Works. Completed in November of 1833, the 11-miles of canal and slackwater, via the Codorus Creek, allowed navigating 70-foot long canal boats between downtown York and the … Continue reading

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Veteran Henry F. Emswiler should be honored

York County veteran Henry F. Emswiler died October 4, 1918, of wounds received in action; as he served in Europe during World War I. While Emswiler is honored on the bronze memorial tablets flanking Gate 4 at the York Fairgrounds … Continue reading

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Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon N. Haines

Mr. & Mrs. Mahlon N. Haines appear in a group photo during a 1916 gathering at the Schaszberger-Dempwolf Farm. At that time, the Haines family lived in East York; a short distance from that farm in Springettsbury Township. Why were … Continue reading

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Schaszberger-Dempwolf farm aerial views

Dave Wiley asked if I had a photo of the Schaszberger-Dempwolf Farm. An historic aerial photo was easy to obtain from the Penn Pilot web site, however he specifically wanted a better view of the farm buildings. A zoomed-in section … Continue reading

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At the Schaszberger-Dempwolf Farm in 1916

Drawings and a photo of a gathering at the Schaszberger-Dempwolf Farm were recently donated to the Springettsbury Township Historic Preservation Committee. Seated at the left part of that photo is Edward F. Schaszberger and at his shoulder is his grandson, … Continue reading

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Hoard of gold and silver buried in York County

A September 7th, 1908 article, in The York Daily, describes another attempt to find the Rankin Treasure in York County, PA. This tale of buried treasure is one of those Weird York curiosities that just might still be true. James … Continue reading

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Toy inventor Samuel Small Schmidt

Samuel Small Schmidt was born in York, Pennsylvania, on November 2, 1897. Sam is a son of George S. Schmidt and Mary R. (Small) Schmidt. Sam’s father was a prominent York lawyer, banker and businessman; plus an 1881 graduate of … Continue reading

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Stewartstown Mystery involved a Dempwolf Mansion in York

Jim McClure did a post on June 7th 2016, where he asked the question: Did this York home pick up & move to Stewartstown?  A question from Stewartstown Historical Society’s Doug Winemiller to Jim McClure prompted that post, in which June … Continue reading

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Initial YORK 275th Talk at York County Heritage Trust on November 14

I’ll be presenting “York & Leading Industries of the Gilded Age,” at the York County Heritage Trust for their Second Saturday program on November 14, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in the Historical Society Museum; 250 East Market Street. As an … Continue reading

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Witmer’s Shady Dell One-Room School; artwork by Cliff Satterthwaite

Stephen A. Douglas Literary Society Progress on the restoration of Witmer’s One-Room Schoolhouse continues along Stonewood Road in Springettsbury Township. Cliff Satterthwaite did a series of paintings of this one-room schoolhouse from 1971 through 1976; this particular painting was done … Continue reading

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