Tag Archives: Lower Windsor Township

Heritage Lecture at Zimmerman Center on November 12, 2014

A Heritage Lecture at will be given at the Zimmerman Center, 1706 Long Level Road, on November 12, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. This lecture is $8 for Members and $12 for Non-Members, Register online or by calling 717-252-0229 X6. Use … Continue reading

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The making of Shearer’s 1860 Map of York County

I’ve depicted D. J. Lake surveying the 1860 Map of York County, Pennsylvania, in this illustration.  D. J. Lake “went around pushing a wheelbarrow in front of him, and in this barrow he carried his instruments.  He did not talk … Continue reading

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Almost Every Student in 1931 Brenneman’s One-Room School photo Identified by a Former Student

Brenneman’s One-Room Schoolhouse in York Township was located at the northeast corner of Donna Lane (a continuation of Tyler Run Road) with South Queen Street; this is the corner presently occupied by a Wells Fargo Bank.  This schoolhouse was built … Continue reading

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George S. Billmeyer (1849-1917); Biography from Pennsylvania A History

This is a zoomed in view of George S. Billmeyer, from the side-by-side portraits of George and his father Charles Billmeyer that appeared in my post Resemblance is remarkable between Goodridge image of Charles Billmeyer and photo of his son, … Continue reading

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1865 York County Railroad Proposed from Wrightsville thru Long Level, Apple Grove and Beyond

Years ago, John Denney, Jr. told me about a railroad planned thru York County near the end of the Civil War; it was part of a new railway from Washington DC to the Northeastern States.  This subject came up only as … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 9 . . Lincoln . . Part 5

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 5 of Chapter 9 . . . Lincoln.  A new part … Continue reading

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The Humpback Bridge at Stony Brook, Part 2: John and Sarah Hauser Family

In a series of posts, I’m looking at the history of various families, structures and businesses in the area where the humpback bridge once stood on the Lincoln Highway at Stony Brook.  Other parts in this series include: The Humpback … Continue reading

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#31 Acme Wagon Company in Emigsville; Countdown of Top 50 York County Factories at the end of 19th Century

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo  I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the … 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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York County Keystone Mystery Marker; EAST PROSPECT

Keystone Markers are in the news.  The March/April 2013 issue of Pennsylvania Magazine has a feature article on Keystone Markers.  June Lloyd wrote a post on her Universal York blog about these Keystone shaped signs marking entrances to many Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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