Tag Archives: The York Daily

Cars fueled by water sold in York a Century ago

Bob Smyser shared the story that Howard Smyser sold electric cars in York by boasting, “The cars are fueled by Susquehanna River water.” Meaning, the waters of the Susquehanna produce electricity, via the York Haven Hydroelectric Power Plant, which charge … Continue reading

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Century old ghost sign at 739 West Philadelphia Street

Last month Bob Smyser provided some neat Civil War insight about General Gordon stopping at the house still standing at 3103 East Market Street in Springettsbury Township; prior to his Confederate troops marching to Wrightsville. Bob continues to provide interesting … Continue reading

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1914 Mummer’s Parade with King Dodo in Dallastown

The Keystone Marker along Route 74 at the west entrance to Dallastown was not yet erected in 1914, when Dallastown held their initial Mummer’s Parade. During that New Years Day, the parade covered all the streets of the borough. In … Continue reading

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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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York Fairgrounds hosted college football games

This Library of Congress photo shows goal line action during a circa 1902 college football game. At the turn of the 20th Century the infield of the half-mile race track at the York Fairgrounds played host to college football games. … Continue reading

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Labor Day of 1912 featured motorcycle races at York Fairgrounds

On Labor Day, September 2, 1912, during the intermission between the flights at the Aviation Meet within the York Fairgrounds, an extra attraction, not on the program, was introduced, in the form of motorcycle races by local amateurs. Two five-mile … Continue reading

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One-room school called Burnt Cabin

Burnt Cabin One-Room Schoolhouse sat on the west side of Vinegar Ferry Road [now River Drive], just north of where the headwaters of main branch of Wildcat Run cross that road in Hellam Township. Katina Snyder submitted three undated photos … Continue reading

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Dallastown Furniture Factory was WWI Army supplier

“Then & Now” photos show the buildings originally built in 1911 as the Dallastown Furniture Factory in Dallastown, York County, PA. The Dallastown Furniture Company produced driver seats for WWI army wagons within these buildings. The “Then” photo is circa … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during April 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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Historic Courthouse Columns built into Meadowbrook Mansion

Christmas Tree Hill at the Mansion is just south of the Galleria Mall; at 2840 Whiteford Road in Springettsbury Township. In the 1980s the Meadowbrook Inn and Tavern operated within that mansion. I’ve shown the cover and a historical note … Continue reading

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