Tag Archives: York County

Digging up human bones in Springettsbury

Human bones were dug up on at least three occasions while constructing buildings within the East York tract in Springettsbury Township. A 1927 newspaper article reported, “It is said that the land on which these bodies have been found was … Continue reading

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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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Identify the building with these steps

Who can identify the building with the pictured steps? These are the main entrance steps of a 70-year-old building that still stands in York County. The steps can clearly be seen from a public street or road. The 15,000-square-foot building … Continue reading

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Springettsbury and the Knight, Sir William Springett

Arundel Castle was built in the 11th Century and is located south of London. Ships sailed to and from Arundel; a five-mile journey along the River Arun to the English Channel. During the English Civil War (1642-45), William Cromwell’s Parliamentary … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during August 2015; Thanks for the Feedback

  Reader Feedback was used to select the Top 10 Posts during August 2015. Thirteen of the fifteen August posts generated feedback from readers. Blog comments, e-mails, phone calls and conversations resulted in 67 total contacts that I responded to. … 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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River Hill One-Room Schoolhouse near Mount Wolf

This photo of the River Hill One-Room Schoolhouse in East Manchester Township was taken in 1941 by Scott W. Knaub; a Superintendent of York County Schools. This schoolhouse is located near Mt. Wolf at the intersection of Wago Road and … Continue reading

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Governor Wolf’s profound impact on York County

Northern Central Railroad & Glen Rock Talk Yorker Tom Wolf is running for Governor.  One hundred and eighty-five years ago, Pennsylvania had its first Governor Wolf.  George Wolf served as the seventh Governor of Pennsylvania. This portrait shows George Wolf … Continue reading

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#21 Billmeyer & Small Company in York; and their Susquehanna Steam Saw Mills in Wrightsville

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo  I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 13 . . PeachBottom . . 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 13 . . . PeachBottom.  A new part … Continue reading

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