Tag Archives: Revolutionary War

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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The first USA

Wednesday morning I was in Philadelphia for a last minute meeting and in the afternoon stayed to visit a recently opened museum. The Museum of the American Revolution is located on the southeast corner of 3rd & Chestnut Streets. A … Continue reading

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Local WWI Veterans buried in Europe

Writing a family history book produces appreciative actions and notes of thanks for connecting distant, and sometimes no so distant, family members. The French gravesite of WWI Veteran Blaine B. Barshinger has received numerous floral decorations by even distant Barshinger … Continue reading

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York High built on site of Old Vault

In September of 1927 a new high school building opened in York, Pennsylvania; shown at the left side of this aerial photo taken by Karl Ort. William Penn Senior High School was built opposite Penn Park on the north side … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during January 2017

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; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. Synopsis and … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during June 2016

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; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. If you … Continue reading

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Buried Treasure in Springettsbury Township

A 1908 article, in The York Daily, describes another attempt to find the Rankin Treasure in Springettsbury Township, York County, PA. In 1778, James Rankin allegedly quickly buried a hoard of gold and silver on this property just prior to … Continue reading

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French Alliance of 1778 ratified May 4th in York, PA

The Treaty of Alliance with France, during the Revolutionary War, was both signed in France and ratified by the Continental Congress while York was the seat of government for the new nation. Without France’s significant military aid, provided by this … Continue reading

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Tips on Making a Family History Book

I’ve been asked for tips on making a Family History Book ever since my book “Barshingers in America” was published. The latest request was from Tom Brenner, who commented to Monday’s post. I know several people have used the tip … Continue reading

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Found the Source: Henry Ford wanted to purchase the Schultz House of Springettsbury Township

The Schultz House is one of the oldest houses in York County.  It is located south of Stony Brook and west of Locust Grove Road in Springettsbury Township; near the site of the Revolutionary War prisoner of war Camp Security.  … Continue reading

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