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Weird York topics from YorksPast

The December 6th evening to unravel York County history is Retro York’s 2017 third-edition of the annual York Daily Record event. The theme this year is Weird York. I will be one of five local historians participating. The event is … Continue reading

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Ensuing burials of colonial Spangler bodies

Several YorksPast readers asked me to research the ensuing burials of the bodies unearthed from the colonial Spangler Graveyard; a forgotten private burial ground that was eventually built over in the first block of North Harlan Street within Springettsbury Township. … Continue reading

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Spanglers in York: Plantation of earliest family member

Caspar was the earliest Spangler to settle in York County, Pennsylvania; doing so in 1729 with his brothers Henry and Baltzer following in 1732. Several YorksPast readers wanted to see the whole extent of Caspar’s initial plantation via the same … Continue reading

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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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Mystery of the Druck Valley Barn

The first time I stopped by the home of Cliff Satterthwaite in Virginia, I instantly recognized much of the artwork covering the walls. In addition to local Fredericksburg scenes, artwork of Pennsylvania sites from all around York City and County … Continue reading

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800th Post and Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during July 2016

My initial YorksPast post appeared on July 26, 2012. Last week, a few days following the fourth anniversary of YorksPast, the article on Mahlon Haines’ Yorkshire Ranch marked my 800th post. Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with … 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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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during December 2015

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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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during November 2015

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 of November; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. … Continue reading

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Crossroads of the Susquehanna Valley

I decided to do a Google search on ‘Middle of Everywhere’ after reading Jim McClure’s York Town Square post yesterday about why not ‘Middle of Everywhere’ brand for York County works; because we are. There were scores of hits on … Continue reading

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