Tag Archives: South Queen Street

Amber Light drive-in on Queen Street

A month ago questions about the Amber Light drive-in were asked of me. Then, a few days ago Terry Downs brought up the Amber Light. These, out-of-the-blue, queries were unusual, for it had been at least 30-years since I last … Continue reading

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Cotton wrapped sassafras Christmas Trees

Who had grandparents that wrapped a sassafras tree with cotton to create a snow-like covered Christmas Tree? My grandparents, Emanuel and Cora Barshinger, decorated their living room with such a tree for as long as I can remember. They utilized … Continue reading

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Dempwolf building stood next to Bonham House

A follow-up question was raised by Stewartstown Historical Society’s Doug Winemiller involving Stewartstown’s Hartenstein Funeral Home, which repurposed items from the William H. Kurtz [1822-1894] mansion at 109 West Market Street in York.  Doug received an email from Hartenstein’s with … Continue reading

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Civil War veteran Rev. John H. Hector

Many of the people with additional questions following my presentation at the York Civil War Roundtable in February wanted to know more about York, PA particulars of Civil War veteran Rev. John H. Hector and details about his association with … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during August 2015; Thanks for the Feedback

  Reader Feedback was used to select the Top 10 Posts during August 2015. Thirteen of the fifteen August posts generated feedback from readers. Blog comments, e-mails, phone calls and conversations resulted in 67 total contacts that I responded to. … Continue reading

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Square Deal Garage, the north end of Spry

Connection to Spurg’s Drive-In I volunteer helping patrons in the Library of the York County Heritage Trust. Last week I was returning items to the collections and noticed this photo on the top of a pile of recently donated photographs. … Continue reading

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Cliff Satterthwaite captured early South Queen Street Auto Dealerships

Moore Cadillac & Logan Motors Moore Cadillac is captured by the artwork of Cliff Satterthwaite in this Winter Scene, when this Cadillac Dealership was located on the corner of South Queen Street and Tyler Run Road in York Township. Moore … Continue reading

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TRUCKTOWN and the Truck Town Restaurant

This linen postcard of Hap Miller’s ‘Truck Town’ Restaurant is from my collections. The postcard dates to the early 1950s, because ‘Truck Town’ in the name, was only used for the first few years the restaurant was in business; it … Continue reading

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Neat Photo of House on the Move

This photo by The Gazette and Daily appeared in the October 22, 1958, issue of that newspaper, and is from the newspaper microfilms at the York County Heritage Trust. “HOUSE MOVING STYMIED” is the caption of the photo. The jest … Continue reading

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York Fair Grounds Particulars from 1877

The Authentic General Directory of the Boroughs of York, Hanover & Wrightsville in York County, PA was published for 1877 by Herman & Miller and Thomas in York, PA.  The directory contains a sketch of the Grounds of the York … Continue reading

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