Tag Archives: Wrightsville

Avoiding Sour Beer’s Eddy when rafting the Susquehanna

Lumber Rafts on the Lower Susquehanna River The origins of this post stem from looking through the newspaper microfilms at the York County Heritage Trust and coming across the following article in the April 30, 1883, issue of the York … 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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Handwriting on the Walls of Stonybrook Mill and more Artwork of Cliff Satterthwaite

I’m continuing my look at the Stonybrook Mill and the artwork of Cliff Satterthwaite; here are the links to the previous parts 1 and 2. The Rev. Walter E. Garrett, Pastor of the Kreutz Creek Charge of the Reformed Church … Continue reading

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500th YorksPast Post & Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during August 2014

YorksPast started with a post on July 26, 2012. Two years and nearly two months later, this marks my 500th post of sharing a hodgepodge of explorations of York’s Past. I’ve learned a lot, via my research, for those posts; … Continue reading

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Avoiding Sour Beer’s Eddy on a Perilous Voyage from Wrightsville to Peach Bottom

Lumber Rafts on the Lower Susquehanna River The origins of this post stem from looking through the newspaper microfilms at the York County Heritage Trust and coming across the following article in the April 30, 1883, issue of the York … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 14 . . Centennial . . Part 4

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 4 of Chapter 14 . . . Centennial.  A new part … Continue reading

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Letters in the Attic, by Cassandra Small; Letter of June 30th, 1863

I wrote three posts about Cassandra (Small) Franklin last month.  Those posts were the result of a reader in Massachusetts providing photographs of several 1916 blueprint drawings for Miss Cassandra Small’s residence in York, PA.  Earlier this month a reader … Continue reading

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Rachel Bahn and Part 4 of Dr. Crandall’s Health School

York County Deed Book 21N, Page 173, records Rachel Bahn as an early owner of the 24.8-acre property that would become Dr. Crandall’s Health School.  From the collections of the York County Heritage Trust, this is a photograph of Rachel … Continue reading

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Aunt Elsie at Dr. Crandall’s Health School along the Lincoln Highway in Springettsbury Township

Last week I posted More On Dr. Crandall’s Health School in Springettsbury Township; adding to Research by June Lloyd after I came across several 1921 ads for Dr. Crandall’s Heath School.  June Lloyd had already written extensively about Dr. Crandall.  … Continue reading

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Found the Source: Henry Ford wanted to purchase the Schultz House of Springettsbury Township

The Schultz House is one of the oldest houses in York County.  It is located south of Stony Brook and west of Locust Grove Road in Springettsbury Township; near the site of the Revolutionary War prisoner of war Camp Security.  … Continue reading

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