History Mystery in York, Pa.: Can you place this scene, maybe from Conewago Creek?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Cliff Satterthwaite in town/$26 million for Jeff Koons’ work
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This photograph appeared on the very  interesting Hanover-area Facebook Page:  If you grew up in Hanover, Pa you remember… . Someone called it to my attention, and my mind immediately placed the scene on the Conewago Creek near Manchester. Here was my initial response to the query for help: ‘I think this is mislabeled. This is probably Cold Springs Park on the Conewago Creek near Manchester. The Conewago is about that width there and across from Cold Springs Park was Elm Beach, a popular swimming spot. I provided a few links to support this: ‘Notice use of Conewago Summit here – and that area is known as Conewago Heights. Also, notice how similar the creek and sports activities look here with the trolley and swimmers and boaters. I hope I’m right, and invite comments on this below. Meanwhile, enjoy the Hanover Facebook page and particularly this Wago Height Park photo and reader response. Also of interest: Mount Wolf resident answers call for photos of Elm Beach, old York County swimming hole and Conewago Creek crossing near Manchester, Pa., hot spot for years.

Other neat stuff from all over … .

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Still on the topic of swimming and trolleys:

Russ Jacobs from Green Valley Swimming Pool emailed recently with a question: Did anyone come forward with a photo of the trolley bridge that ran past his business, Green Valley Swimming Pool, in West Manchester Township.

We had put up a query for that this summer: Remember that old brownstone trolley bridge crossing the Conewago near Shiloh?

So we’ll put it out there to see if we can come up with something for Russ. If you have any trolley or trolley bridge photographs from that area of West Man, please comment below.
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Keep track of York County’s Jeff Koons

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Another artist in the news

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History Mystery: This is an interesting look at a private museum

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.

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