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Dr. Spotz off on house calls in 1900

Shelly Riedel submitted this photo of Dr. Spotz when he practiced in Hampton, Adams County, PA. Glatfelter Emanuel Spotz was a prominent York doctor whose medical practice began in Adams County during 1897, after graduating from Philadelphia’s Jefferson Medical College. … Continue reading

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Karl Ort’s aerial photo of East York

York native Karl Ort’s flight training during WWI led to several years of aerial barnstorming and a string of flying related concerns. Karl Ort’s interest in aerial photography began in Harrisburg during 1922 however his involvement peaked between 1926 and … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during November 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. Synopsis and … Continue reading

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Dr. Spotz used Race Car to make York County house calls

Shelly Riedel submitted this photo of Dr. G. Emanuel Spotz along with neat photos associated with the house at 2025 East Market in Springettsbury Township. She calls this house the “Grande Dame of Market.” This is the Coal Baron built … Continue reading

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Dempwolf drawings of Laing Mansion

John A. Dempwolf’s original 1906 drawings for the Springettsbury Township retirement mansion of West Virginia coal baron John Laing are in the Collections of the York County History Center. This illustration contains the low-resolution search printout plan views for the … Continue reading

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Coal Baron built Mansion in Springettsbury

West Virginia coal baron John Laing built a retirement mansion in Springettsbury Township. It still stands today; on the northwest corner of East Market Street and North Vernon Street. A circa 1913 postcard shows this Colonial Revival mansion with massive … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during October 2015

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

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York-Built Car breaks York Fairgrounds Track Record in Winning Race against Aeroplane

A York-built 6-60 Kline-Kar, driven by John Menker, defeated a Curtiss Biplane, piloted by Charles K. Hamilton in a September 3rd, 1912, five-mile race around the York Fairgrounds track. One might wonder why the race was not against the more … Continue reading

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Curtiss Aeroplanes entertain York crowd during 1912

On August 31, 1912, a Curtiss Biplane, piloted by Charles K. Hamilton, entertained during six flights at the York Fairgrounds. One flight raced a York-made car around the track and another flight extended over the city; it was the first … Continue reading

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1912 Aviation Meet at York Fairgrounds featured Curtiss Aeroplane racing a York-Built Car

An advertisement for the first aviation meet in York appeared in the August 31, 1912, issue of The York Daily. This aviation meet was under the auspices of the York Motor Club. At that date, the clubhouse of the York … Continue reading

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