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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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Rocky start for Longstown One-Room Schoolhouse

One of the many issues that resulted in the establishment of Springettsbury Township in 1891 was a long-standing desire by a group of residents near Longstown to have a schoolhouse built in their neighborhood. The Longstown residents felt the resulting … Continue reading

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Barshinger’s Mill unique Tandem Waterwheels

Barshinger’s Grist Mill was located along Barshinger Creek in York County, PA. Simon Barshinger significantly expanded his milling capacity with the addition of a second waterwheel. This Library of Congress photo, of Bunker Hill Mill in West Virginia, shows what … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 11 to 20 in North Region of Springettsbury Township

At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in the Lower Glades Area within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is a 1937 aerial photo of the same … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 31-35 in South Region of Springettsbury Township

At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, five 1860 buildings in the area near Longstown within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is a 1938 aerial photo of the same … 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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AMOCO Ashtrays & Square Deal Garage

Last week I wrote about discovering an unmarked photo of a garage, selling AMOCO gas. I was convinced it was the Square Deal Garage from about the 1950s. And, as I recall, most, if not all, of the other photos … Continue reading

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Funderland at York Mall & The Utter Place

A month ago, I wrote about Remembering the Early Years of the York Mall. Thanks to my readers for providing additional memories. Alicia Helfrich submitted the photo of her Funderland Button and these comments: I wanted to add to your … Continue reading

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Reynolds (Rennoll’s) Mill; Paintings of Cliff Satterthwaite

Cliff Satterthwaite painted this view of Reynolds Mill from the front porch of the house just across Reynolds Mill Road. The house still stands, the mill was torn down in 1977. I’ve annotated the following northward looking Bing.com Birds Eye … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 1-10 in West Region of Springettsbury Township

At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in the Mt. Zion and Ridgewood Road region within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is a 1937 aerial photo … Continue reading

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