Tag Archives: York Daily

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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Waddy George’s Curioseum in the Accomac Hills

Bill Neff wrote if I could provide further details about the following message; written on a postcard sent to his grandfather in Virginia and postmarked York, Pa. on June 15, 1937. “The Waddy George Curioseum on the Wizard Ranch is … Continue reading

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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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York made 1901 Pullman Ventilators installed in White House

Pullman Automatic Ventilators have a connection to The President of the United States. These ventilators were first tested in railroad cars, including the President’s car, and they were also a superior product for buildings, with the White House one of … Continue reading

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Mapping of Loucks’ Cavern east of York

A map of a portion of Loucks’ Cavern was made during late October of 1915. That map probably resembles the pictured map of the East York Cave, made in 1959 by L. Wolf and Bernard Smeltzer; except Loucks’ Cavern is … Continue reading

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Exploring Loucks’ Cavern to 580-feet

George Figdore and Franklin Minnich equipped with lanterns and ropes, explored Loucks’ Cavern in October 1915 and were able to proceed farther than any of the previous exploring parties. They made their way through the various chambers for a distance … Continue reading

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Springettsbury’s 580-ft Cavern discovered in 1915

I was sorting some old trip photos recently and, when I saw photos of Luray Caverns in Virginia, it brought back a memory from my Cub Scout days. Initial meetings, for the Den I belonged to in the late 1950s, … Continue reading

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O-SO-GUD Pretzels originated in York

In my post earlier this week, I noted the York Pretzel Bakery made billions of pretzels annually. The bakery branded their product O-SO-GUD Pretzels. This ad from the December 7th, 1917, issue of the York Daily warned the public “DON’T … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during January 2016

Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. This single graphic, features illustrations from all top 10 posts; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. These are … Continue reading

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German Submarine Mailed Letter at Newport then Sank 6 Ships

During the second year of WWI, a German submarine entered Narragansett Bay and dropped anchor in the harbor at Newport, Rhode Island; all within the shadow of the United States Naval War College and a host of U. S. Navy … Continue reading

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