Tag Archives: York County

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

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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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ROAD OF REMEMBRANCE Memorial in Paradise Township, York County

Earlier this month I was driving around York County to seek out Then & Now views to match some old postcards.  As is often the case, I ended up finding something unexpected.  This post preempts my exploration for the Lincoln … Continue reading

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#24 Oppenheim, Oberndorf and Company in York; Part of a Baltimore Shirt Manufacturer

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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Memories leading up to I-83 opening exactly 54-years ago on October 28th 1959

These before and after aerial photos, show the area around South Queen Street in York Township before and after I-83 was constructed.  I’ve identified the location of the Harold Smith Residence and the Emanuel Barshinger Farm at the lower left … Continue reading

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More On Dr. Crandall’s Health School in Springettsbury Township; adding to Research by June Lloyd

Last evening I was searching through historical publications using Google Books.  This research focused on a future Yorkspast post about the Lincoln Highway through York County.  I came across this ad for Dr. Crandall’s Heath School.  I remembered that June … Continue reading

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#27 Peter C. Fulweiler & Brothers Cigar Factory in York; from the Top 50 York County Factories in 1899

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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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#28 York Safe & Lock Company in Spring Garden Township; from the Top 50 York County Factories in 1899

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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