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Widespread One-Room School names in York County

While working on a family history for a neighbor in Arizona, Sally Snyder found the following passage in an old, although relevant, connecting family history. “He walked two-miles to Miller’s One-Room Schoolhouse, from the family farm in southern York County, … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 31-35 in South Region of Springettsbury Township

At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, five 1860 buildings in the area near Longstown within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is a 1938 aerial photo of the same … Continue reading

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Dr. Neal O. Hively Connected Draft Map of The Manor of Springettsbury

This is the same illustration that began yesterdays post 1860 Buildings 21-30 in South Region of Springettsbury Township; with one exception. A partly transparent overlay of the corresponding section of Neal Otto Hively’s Connected Draft Warrant MAP 20 of The … Continue reading

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Pinpointing the Four Mills in Stony Brook

Several readers requested a map locating the four mills in Stony Brook; specifically in relationship to the surroundings of today. I thought the best way to honor the request is a 2014 Bing.com Aerial Photo, where I’ve noted the location … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Old Church Records of Freysville?

The November 2nd, 2014 meeting of the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society was held at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Freysville. Richard Konkel presented the program on the early history of Frey’s Church. Richard raised the question, “What happened to the … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 31-40 in East Region of Springettsbury Township

Within this illustration, I’ve pointed out ten 1860 buildings and their corresponding location on a 1937 aerial photo. Since this group of ten is closely spaced, here is an enlarged view of the key section of the 1937 aerial photo: … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 18 . . David . . Part 1

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 1 of Chapter 18 . . . David.  A new part … Continue reading

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Springettsbury Township building tally during 1860

On Monday I wrote about The making of Shearer’s 1860 Map of York County, PA.  This illustration shows the section of what is now Springettsbury Township from Shearer’s 1860 Map.  The surrounding townships are labeled, as they exist today. Springettsbury Township … Continue reading

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1865 York County Railroad Proposed from Wrightsville thru Long Level, Apple Grove and Beyond

Years ago, John Denney, Jr. told me about a railroad planned thru York County near the end of the Civil War; it was part of a new railway from Washington DC to the Northeastern States.  This subject came up only as … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 9 . . Lincoln . . 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 9 . . . Lincoln.  A new part … Continue reading

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