Tag Archives: Whiteford Road

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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800th Post and Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during July 2016

My initial YorksPast post appeared on July 26, 2012. Last week, a few days following the fourth anniversary of YorksPast, the article on Mahlon Haines’ Yorkshire Ranch marked my 800th post. Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with … Continue reading

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Working in the Family Business; Avalong Farms Dairy Bar

Capt. Dick Wolfe provided memories of his families’ business; Avalong Farms Dairy Bar, which stood on the northwest corner of Whiteford Road and Mt. Zion Road in Springettsbury Township. Dick’s early work experiences provide some neat Avalong recollections and more … 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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John F. Kennedy’s 24-Hours in Central Pennsylvania

The evening of Thursday September 15, 1960, an airplane carrying Democratic Presidential candidate Senator John F. Kennedy touched down in northern York County. A crowd of about 3,000 greeted Kennedy as he got off the plane at Harrisburg-York State Airport; … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 36-41 in South Region of Springettsbury Township

Smyser’s Mill along North Hills Road At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, six 1860 buildings in the North Hills Road Area within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is … Continue reading

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Diehl’s Mill Covered Bridge

Grant Voaden’s collection of Mill photos at the York County Heritage Trust contains a, circa 1900, Diehl Mill Landscape Photo. The right side of the photo includes the Diehl Mill Road Covered Bridge that spanned Mill Creek; separating Spring Garden … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 31-40 in West Region of Springettsbury Township

The Country Estate of Elias Ebert on Eberts Lane At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in the Western Area within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during June 2015; Third Month with YorksPast Readership at a High Level

For the third month in a row YorksPast readership continued at a high level. Thanks to all my loyal readers. It was nice to meet several of my readers while touring the French frigate Hermione when it was docked in … Continue reading

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