Tag Archives: Conewago Creek

Where does the ‘red’ in Red Land Little League come from?

Many buildings in the Red Land region of York County, Pa., used local minerals as building materials. Such is the case of Lewisberry’s Redlands Meetinghouse, one of a band of Quaker houses of worship in the region. Long ago, the … Continue reading

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The Big Conewago, Part II: Creek serves as physical, symbolic divider of York County culture

The Conewago Creek has long drawn campers, lodging in small tents and in organized camps such as the Boy Scouts’ Camp Ganoga. Athletic director Don Roehm, seen here, leads Boy Scouts in exercises in 1921. George Prowell’s ‘History of York County’ … Continue reading

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York County, Pa., mystery artifacts: Can you ID this puzzling stuff from days gone by

This plaque comes from the old Ganoga Bridge that carried the Susquehanna Trail across the Conewago Creek near Strinestown, York County, Pa. The beautiful bridge is gone, replaced by a new kind of sterile modern structure. The old bridge displayed plaque on each end and 12 light standards representing the 12 Boy Scout laws as a tie-in to the nearby Boy Scout camp of the same name. One of the plaques is the property of Boy Scout Camp Tuckahoe. The other, pictured here, is part of the York County Heritage Trust’s collection. It’s also one of six questions that are part of a quiz of such items under Heritage Trust ownership. So we’ve given you one answer. See how you do on the other five!

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

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.

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Endangered pier aided York trolley runs to Elm Beach: ‘It must have been their Ocean City’

Linked in/Neat stuff: ‘Murder in the Stacks’/Regional covered bridge burns For years, this old pier has just been there, right in the middle of the Conewago Creek outside Manchester. It supported a trolley bridge for decades but then the service … Continue reading

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6 more history quizzes to test your York smarts

Here’s another test of your York Smarts. But not all quizzes on the YDR’s Facebook page are History Mysteries. Some merely reflect on things that York countians have done – and are doing, such as in the example above. York countians have all kinds of interests and these ‘Days gone by posts’ reflect on that. Below, we return to History Mysteries … .

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All about Mount Wolf. Home of Pennsylvania’s next governor? – The boroughs of York County series, No. 13

Tony Jordan provided this rare and interesting photo of Wolf Supply in Mount Wolf to the ‘I grew up in Manchester/Mount Wolf’ Facebook page. I couldn’t resist getting permission to run it here, to tie together Mount Wolf and Wolf … Continue reading

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Last trolley car clanged along York County’s street 75 years ago. No. 163 rolls today in museum

Trolley No. 163 is seen running along York, Pa.’s, streets. That car still runs, through the Central Pennsylvania countryside at Rockhill Furnace in Huntingdon County.

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Codorus Creek, then a recreational venue, and 4 other memorable postcard views of York County, Pa.

The Hartley Boat Club sat next to the Codorus Creek south of York, Pa., south of Kings Mill, as seen in 1914. It pointed to the day when the Codorus was widely used for recreation, a theme some York officials are seeking to revisit today.

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There’s gold in them thar York County streams

York County’s streams have deposits of gold but you don’t have to worry about getting rich when you pan in those waters.

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