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Susquehanna River blast catapulted water 700 feet high

Eight tons of underwater explosives were set off within the bedrock of the Susquehanna River on July 26th 1943. This view of that blast is from atop the Hellam Hills in York County and looks across the river into Lancaster … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 3 . . Missing . . Part 6

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 6 of Chapter 3 . . . Missing.  A new part … Continue reading

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Billmeyer, Lancaster County named by Son & Son-in-Law of Charles Billmeyer

The location next to marker ‘6’ on this 1908 Topographic Map is named Billmeyer.  This name has a direct relationship to Charles Billmeyer, one of the founders of the rail car manufacturer Billmeyer & Small in York, PA.  The location … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 3 . . Missing . . Part 5

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 5 of Chapter 3 . . . Missing.  A new part … Continue reading

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Frankenstorm at Accomac 1945; and 1875

With Frankenstorm on the way up the East Coast, I thought it an appropriate time to post these pictures of the IVA-LU Bungalow upriver from Accomac, Hellam Township, York County, PA.  In 1945, “immense cakes of ice of great thickness” … Continue reading

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