Tag Archives: Indian Rock Dam

Ironic YDR headline as Tropical Storm Agnes raged: ‘Susquehanna rampages/Water shortage here’

As the rains from the Storm of October 2013 fell on York County, Pa., earlier this month, inevitable comparisons came with those of Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972. Well, Agnes offered up 15-plus inches a short span. The recent October storm dumped 9.11 inches. But these photos show the real difference. Here’s the ‘Met Ed plant at York Haven’ under water in 1972.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Bad weather, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Notable images, Pain & trauma, York County aerial photos | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

York Daily Record/Sunday News to don different, more contemporary dress

For years, The Gazette and Daily of York, Pa., offered an annual calendar. Here, the calendar for 1943 offers a last look at Indian Rock area before the flood control dam went in. By the time the calendar came out, the dam was up offering a modicum of flood protection. Much as changed in the 70 years since this calendar was issued. The newspaper became a tab that year, to save newsprint in World War II. It’s not a broadsheet. And its name has changed. It’s now the York Daily Record. In about two months, the York Daily Record/Sunday News will get a new look as will its ydr.com flagship website.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

In search of Potato Town, York County, Pa.

Potato Town, York County, Pa.? This structure, an old school house, was all that was left of the gathering of about a half dozen houses in North Codorus Township when Armand Glatfelter was writing his histories of that township.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Explanations/controversy, Farms & fields, For photo fans, Local landmarks, Longtime York families, Mail bag, Nostalgia & memories, People, School days, Small-town life, Uncategorized, Unsung/obscure sites, YorkEats: Hogmaw & such | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Distinctive Indian Rock loaned its name – and really its identity – to neighboring dam: Linked in to history, 2/13/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers Adams County barns, Indian Rock of Indian Rock Dam fame, a ‘Star-Spangled’ visit and a glimpse about how weddings looked 100 years ago.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Black history, Civil War, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, Uncategorized, Underground Railroad, Unsung/obscure sites, War, YorkEats: Hogmaw & such | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Check out 10 more links to stories, photos of Sandy, present and past bad weather events

10 more links to Hurricane Sandy stories, photos and past bad weather events

Posted in Archives, all posts, Bad weather, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Uncategorized, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Frankenstorm: Check out these 10 links to stories, photos of Sandy, bad weather events

10 links tell about bad weather events in York County’s past – and present – with Hurricane Sandy bearing down.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Bad weather, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Pain & trauma, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indian Rock Dam, controller of Codorus flooding, just celebrated its 70th birthday

Indian Rock Dam, a York-area flood control impoundment, opened about 70 years ago, in 1942.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Bad weather, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Uncategorized, Unsung/obscure sites, War, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Part II: Using York County history to create community embodies a modern trend

Yorktownsquare.com previews the PreservingYork.com picnic, an event in which a virtual community is meeting to become an actual community.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Events, Farms & fields, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, People, Small-town life, Uncategorized, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

York County weather forecasts before, during and after Tropical Storm Agnes’ wrath

The daily newspaper forecasts surrounding the tropical storm were a bit understated.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Bad weather, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Pain & trauma, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment