Tag Archives: YorksPast

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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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during August 2015; Thanks for the Feedback

  Reader Feedback was used to select the Top 10 Posts during August 2015. Thirteen of the fifteen August posts generated feedback from readers. Blog comments, e-mails, phone calls and conversations resulted in 67 total contacts that I responded to. … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 21-30 in South Region of Springettsbury Township

At the left side of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in the southernmost region within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the right side of the above illustration is a 1938 aerial photo of the … Continue reading

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Where I’ll be Speaking & Topics Available

ABOUT THE SPEAKER Stephen H. Smith is a retired Mechanical Engineer from York International Corporation and local Family History author. His book “Barshingers in America” won the top prize within the Genealogy and Family History category in the 2002 National … Continue reading

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