This scene from East Hopewell Township provides a study of two generations of one-room schools. The age of the older stone school, Hyson School, is being investigated, but it might go back to the 1830s, when public education came into play in Pennsylvania. If so, that, indeed, would make the school really old. Archaeological work on the stone building has uncovered five slate pencils, redware pottery and buttons, Donald Linebaugh, president of the Stewartstown Historical Society told the York, Pa., Daily Record. Here’s another view of the old stone school, circa 1890, with students. Also of interest: Check out these photos and stories about one-room schools in York County.
This 1890 structure, now a private residence, is seen across Round Hill Church Road from the older stone school. As for the stone building, owner Myrna Hyson Ross, 90, of Shrewsbury gives some promising news: ‘I just want to fix it up historically.’ Also of interest: Neff’s one-room school in Red Lion: ‘It’s dilapidated now. But it’s going to be really great soon’.
Other neat stuff from all over:
Dover’s John Rinehart flagged a National Geographic story about Lincoln’s funeral train that touched on York County.
The writer, Adam Goodheart, tells about two encounters with York countians as he followed the train’s route in southern York County.
Check out this interesting read: Lincoln’s Funeral Train.
Inside out: The view from 101 E. Market St.
In a recent post, the outside of Royal Square’s 101 E. Market St. building was featured. Here’s an inside view looking out at familiar landmarks. Check out this photo gallery.
Ziegler family: 14 generations strong
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