Tag Archives: Spring Garden Township

Spanglers in York: Plantation of earliest family member

Caspar was the earliest Spangler to settle in York County, Pennsylvania; doing so in 1729 with his brothers Henry and Baltzer following in 1732. Several YorksPast readers wanted to see the whole extent of Caspar’s initial plantation via the same … Continue reading

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Discover the Graveyard of earliest Spangler in York County

Caspar Spengler was the earliest Spangler to settle in York County, Pennsylvania; doing so in 1729 with his brothers Henry and Baltzer following in 1732. In the search for the lost graveyard of Old East York, the burial ground location … 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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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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