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Award-winning Manchester Township Historical Property Review: ‘This stately house was the home of Dr. Adam Eisenhart’

This is the 1800s home of Dr. Adam Eisenhart, now part of the Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene’s campus in Manchester Township, Pa. It’s among scores of properties on the Manchester Township Historical Society’s Historical Property Review. A digital file on the building lists the property of high historical value. ‘According to census data and genealogy research, the 1860 owner was Dr. Adam Eisenhart, 1811-1872. His wife was Leah Ferry (or Ferree), 1820-1882,’ the property review states. The historical society’s review consists of a mapped, searchable database of such historical structures.

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65 years in York, Pa.: Three generations of Hayman photographers have rolled from film to digital

Pros at Hayman Studio mug for the camera at the North York commercial photographer’s quarter-century mark in the late 1970s. The third-generation firm of photographers is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. Also of interest: Check out this view of … Continue reading

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Recognizing Glen Rock’s Neuhaus brothers: Sellers of everything from field plows to dynamite

Linked in/Neat stuff: John Schmidt’s memoirs/WW I in Muddy Creek Forks That’s the Arthur Hufnagel Public Library in Glen Rock, right, before it became known as that. In its day, this pair of buildings, operated by the Neuhaus brothers, sold … Continue reading

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Lassa fever was in York County, Pa., in 1969: First U.S. death recorded here

York County’s Delma Rivera-Lytle is seen with her aunt and uncle, Juan and Doris Román. Juan Román became the first U.S. victim of Lassa fever when he died visiting the Rivera in York County, Pa., in 1969. Lassa is a distant cousin of Ebola.

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Sears, Roebuck in York, Pa.: The retailer was an early adopter of the move to suburbia

Linked in/Neat stuff: New use for Lafayette Club/Broad Street Market’s night hours Ah, yes, the old Sears building on West Market Street, York, Pa., as seen in this York County Heritage Trust photo. Its many signs make sure there’s no … Continue reading

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Urban legends about York College’s campus abound, and its archives help tell the school’s real story

John Fisher’s Pennsylvania’s Coat of Arms is viewed as the most significant among many holdings in York College of Pennsylvania’s Archives and Special Collections. The archives, in the college’s Schmidt Library, are open for public use. The archives house the … Continue reading

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York Rotary 100: These 10 photos provide snapshots of this venerable century-old club

York Rotary 100: These 9 photos provide snapshot of century-old club.

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Dutch Club’s story reflects changing life in York, Pa.

Linked in/Neat stuff: Yorkbloggers win preservation award/Stately Biesecker Mill interests people The Dutch Club fire this week appears to have spelled the end of a York, Pa., landmark building. The club was founded as a gathering spot for Germans in … Continue reading

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Renovating Abbottstown’s Peter Ickes House: Log construction discovery was a ‘thrilling experience’

James Fritz is a researcher and writer of history. And he lives in a 1700s house near the square in Adams County’s Abbottstown. ‘My new two story log and stone home was located near the town square and the stone half of the dwelling had all the hallmarks of an early structure of Pennsylvania German/Swiss heritage,’ he writes.

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