Tag Archives: Northern Central Railway

Springettsbury’s Last Covered Bridge over the Codorus

I discovered this 1949 covered bridge photo in the Archives of the York County History Center. It piqued my interest because it connected Springettsbury and Manchester Townships, establishing a short roadway connection between Pleasureville and Emigsville. Further research revealed this … Continue reading

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War of the Currents hits York

Part 4 of York County History Center Buildings This is Part 4 of an industrial chronicle of the buildings on the property recently purchased by the York County Heritage Trust, with their goal of renovating the buildings into a York … Continue reading

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New History Center Generated Edison Electricity

As early as 1883, Adam F. Geesey spearheaded the push for electric lights in York. The result was an April 13, 1885 charter for The Edison Electric Light Company of York. Philetus F. Wilt sold the Company a portion of … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during November 2015

Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. This single graphic, features illustrations from all top 10 posts of November; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. … Continue reading

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Codorus Tow Path Railroad to Chickies

In 1825 a charter was granted to the Codorus Navigation Company to construct an 11-mile canal utilizing the Codorus Creek in York County, Pennsylvania. The canal opened in 1833. It was situated on the east side of the creek and … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Railroad to Baltimore

The Western Maryland Railway The Western Maryland Railway Passenger Station was located on the southeast corner of North George Street and the Codorus Creek in York, PA. The postcard view is as if a person stands on the North George … Continue reading

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Where I’ll be Speaking & Topics Available

ABOUT THE SPEAKER Stephen H. Smith is a retired Mechanical Engineer from York International Corporation and local Family History author. His book “Barshingers in America” won the top prize within the Genealogy and Family History category in the 2002 National … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during July 2015; Commencing 4th Year of YorksPast

On July 26th, 2015, I began my 4th year of YorksPast. The first three years of YorksPast, represent 653 posts; which averages 4.2 posts per week. Readership remains at record levels. Thanks to everyone for your continuing interest in the … Continue reading

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Covered Railroad Bridge over the Codorus Creek

One of the Types of Railroad Bridges once located at the site of Black Bridge I recently discovered a copy of the Sixth Annual Report of the Northern Central Railway Co. for the Year 1860. The Supervisor’s Report, dated January … 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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