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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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Lead Clue leads to locating Loucks’ Cave

In a comment to my initial post concerning the discovery of Loucks’ Cave, Jeri Jones of Jones Geological Services noted a clue, that popped out at him, was the mention of the lead discovery as being in the area of … Continue reading

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Lefever’s One-Room Schoolhouse impacted York Suburban

There were 348 pupils attending Springettsbury Township schools, during the 1910-1911 school year. The classes were conducted in 11 rooms, with an average of 32 students per classroom. Seven of the schoolhouses were one-room schoolhouses; housing all 8-grades. Two buildings, … Continue reading

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When Barnum’s 3-Ring Circus was on York’s Penn Common

Today the Soldiers and Sailors Monument stands at a prominent place in York’s Penn Common, however in the early morning darkness of Saturday September 16th, 1876, three monster trains, containing 120 railroad cars, pulled into York, Pennsylvania. They occupied one … Continue reading

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Charles Kurtz and The York Water Company

Charles Kurtz was a Director of The York Water Company for 35-years and was President of the company during the last 15-years of his life. Several major infrastructure projects were completed during those 15-years; such as the construction of the … Continue reading

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Rocky start for Longstown One-Room Schoolhouse

One of the many issues that resulted in the establishment of Springettsbury Township in 1891 was a long-standing desire by a group of residents near Longstown to have a schoolhouse built in their neighborhood. The Longstown residents felt the resulting … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 41-50 in West Region of Springettsbury Township

Hively’s One-Room Schoolhouse At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in Hively’s Area within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is a 1937 aerial photo of the … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 32-35 in North Region of Springettsbury Township

Glades Two-Room Schoolhouse At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, four 1860 buildings in the Glades Area within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is a 1937 aerial photo of … Continue reading

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Capt. William Frey and his Springettsbury Farm

Prohibition Speakeasy The dotted lines show the 1901 property boundary for the 49-acre farm of Captain William Frey in Springettsbury Township, York County, PA. The farm was located near Alpine Road and north of Ridgewood Road; extending uphill to the … Continue reading

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Tale of the Springettsbury Township Crest

This plate contains an early version of the Springettsbury Township Crest. I purchased this plate on eBay recently; it has a Pfaltzgraff imprint on the bottom, however it is not dateable otherwise. If you are reading this on the Ydr.com … Continue reading

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