Category Archives: Farms, fields & mills

5 things to know about Red Lion’s grand Fairmount Park

This is the view across Red Lion’s Fairmount Park. That’s the community war memorial (see below) seen prominently in the photo. And there’s a playground in the background, right. A water park can be seen in background, left. The popular … Continue reading

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Change in Springettsbury Township, Pa. – Then: Near Avalong Farms. Now: BAM and Big Lots!

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Gov. Tom Wolf in portrait/York famous food quiz Artist Cliff Satterthwaite labeled this photo as Avalong Homestead. I thought the Meadowbrook, now Christmas Tree Hill in that popular corner of Springettsbury Township deserved that label. So … Continue reading

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6 cool, unsung York County, Pa., sites to discover and explore

Northern York County, Pa.’s, Redlands Meetinghouse is not usually open, but a stroll around the grounds takes you back to another time. You’ll see strange stonework that allowed church-goers to step up onto horses and wagons and an old cemetery to walk … Continue reading

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Like York City scenes, old York County postcards and Dempwolf architectural drawings? Check out these digital collections

This postcard is part of the York County, Pa., Heritage Trust’s extensive postcard collection – more than 1,300 of them – that is now online. They join these recently posted collections: Bibles, Dempwolf architectural drawings and York City Streets and Alleys images available via this search. These are not the first collections available on the Heritage Trust’s website. But they are certain to be popular topics for researchers and fans of county history. Yorkblogger June Lloyd’s, retired Heritage Trust archivist, assesses these recently posted online collections below.

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One small plot of Springettsbury Township ground, so many memories. And yes, that’s an airport you’re seeing

This York County, Pa. land bears several landmarks popular at the time of this 1950 photograph from a York Chamber of Commerce publication. Take your pick among these Springettsbury Township places. What’s can you ID here? Do any of these … Continue reading

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A York County Flag Day story: Vietnam War friend recalls Eckhard G. Brenker, who died in uniform

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Hanover Civil War walking tour/Spotting vintage items at yard sales All roads, indeed, lead to York. Well-known York countians Charlie  and Mary Anne Bacas were on a getaway in Rehoboth, Del., enjoying the Prime Hook National Wildlife … Continue reading

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Springettsbury Township again focal point of preservationist v. developer debate

Springettsbury Township sits along an early path for settlers to travel south and west. So that route, the Monocacy Road, Lincoln Highway and Route 462 created an avenue for development along its sides. In 2015, we’re passing through another wave of proposed development. Some of the fine older buildings, the Vern-Mar Apartments, above, and the renovated First Post are seeing new life courtesy of businessmen who see potential there.

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Shrewsbury Trotting and Driving Association’s track spread out on borough’s north side

The York Fairgrounds was not the only such track for harness racing in York County, Pa. This track, north of Shrewsbury, closed about 100 years ago. But in its day, it was a coming-together place for that part of southern … Continue reading

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Documenting Adams County barns: Now, this is what a barn should look like

Linked in/Neat stuff below: New book on rural electrification/Wonton soup at York eatery in 1978 Now this is what a barn should look like. Painted red. Overhanging forebay. Built into a bank. Inside, heavy hewn wood posts making up its … Continue reading

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Penn Street Farmers’ Market: 7 views help tell its 150-year-old story

The Civil War was over, and York County, Pa., was striving to return to its life of relative peace as a farming community. The Industrial Revolution would come in full in a few years, and the fertile, well-watered county and … Continue reading

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