Tag Archives: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

U.S. WWI declaration to Lafayette, we are here!

The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917, when Congress approved the declaration of war that President Wilson requested four days earlier. It was still many months before a sizeable American force was stationed in Europe. It … Continue reading

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Dallastown, Dallas and Geesey

Following the Wednesday evening Unraveling York County History ‘Heroes and Villains’ event, at Wyndridge Farm, I was questioned how I knew Adam F. Geesey was an owner of the Eagle Hotel in Dallastown, since that fact is not noted in … Continue reading

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Great Lincoln Speedway of 1925 located East of York

Construction started on the “Great Lincoln Speedway” during 1925 along the Lincoln Highway east of York. This was one of the many construction projects going on in and around the City of York during 1925. It was one of the … Continue reading

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Curtiss Aeroplanes entertain York crowd during 1912

On August 31, 1912, a Curtiss Biplane, piloted by Charles K. Hamilton, entertained during six flights at the York Fairgrounds. One flight raced a York-made car around the track and another flight extended over the city; it was the first … Continue reading

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Pinpointing when Black Bridge got its Name

This notice in the June 18, 1875, issue of the York Daily is the earliest reference I’ve found with the “black bridge” name of the bridge that carries trains over the Codorus Creek as railroad traffic moves between York and … Continue reading

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Civil War Era Bridge Types at Black Bridge Location

Today, Black Bridge carries trains over the Codorus Creek as railroad traffic moves between York and Emigsville. This bridge is a prominent feature viewable from the new section of the rail trail, recently opened in Springettsbury Township. The August 11th, … Continue reading

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