Tag Archives: Lower Windsor Township

History mystery solved: The site of York County’s Shultz one-room school

Yorkblogger Stephen H. Smith provided this Bing.com bird’s-eye image the old Shultz schoolhouse, now a residence on the southeast corner of the intersection of Knights View and Trinity Church roads in Lower Windsor Township. He provided this research after a reader query.

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Big snows in York County: These 8 photographs show their impact

Glen Rock, Pa., is nestled, well, within its Glen in this peaceful scene after one of the snows earlier this week. Which brings us other scenes from blizzards and heavy snows from York County’s past, courtesy of the York Daily Record/Sunday News’ archives. These photos, which go progressively back in time, remind us that big, bad snowfalls, however aggravating and damaging, come and go. And come again. And go again.

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How two Susquehanna region farmsteads could see different fates. A story of preservation in York County

The Historic Hellam Preserve, a private restoration effort, played host to a gathering recently. A York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday New story – ‘Hellam farmhouse a treasure trove of history’ – says the anonymous owner has spent five years improving the property from an old homestead to preserve. ‘On Sunday, the renewal process culminated in a private opening for the owner’s family and friends, who wandered among the sprawling outbuildings, took in the history and bought prints of Rob Evans’ pieces,’ the story states.

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Lauxmont from the air, in 2 different seasons, from 2 different directions

Development along the Susquehanna River has gained headlines recently. That would be at the Zimmerman Center, the old Dritt House, in Long Level, and plans to renovate the Susquehanna riverfront in Wrightsville. So, it seems appropriate to take a broader view of land near the river, specifically Lower Windsor Township’s Lauxmont Farm. This land was the source of controversy about five years ago. These two aerial photographs capture the beauty of the land – and give a clue about why the preservationist v. developer battle erupted, in the first place.

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Then & Now in Lower Windsor: From 1740s Dritt House to 2013′s Zimmerman Center

Structures on or around the grounds of Lower Windsor Township’s Zimmerman Center have been known by many names: Cresap’s Fort, Pleasant Gardens, the Dritt House.For about a decade, the beautifully remodeled stone structure along the Susquehanna in York County, Pa., has taken on the name of the philanthropists who have made it so: John and Kathryn Zimmerman. And a recent groundbreaking launched a two-fold purpose for the old property as it goes forward: public recreation and heritage.

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Check out this gallery of York County’s beautiful stained-glass windows

This stained-glass window gives natural light in the sanctuary of York, Pa.’s, old Zion Lutheran Church building, closed since the mid-1990s. Other stained-glass panels that were installed in the new church in Manchester Township in 1995. This photograph is part of series of 18 stained glass windows in York County in ydr.com’s Media Center.

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Gettysburg 150: When Civil War generals needed info, they’d pick up a newspaper

Civil War generals would often acquire copies of newspapers published in the areas through which they were moving to add their repository of information. This is such a map showing Harrisburg at the time of the Confederate Gettysburg campaign. If Confederate Gen. Dick Ewell had secured this copy, he would have been well-briefed about the state capital he was fronting.

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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.

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In Glen Rock, the newspaper was quite the ‘Item’: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 24, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers a CCC reenactment in Glen Rock, Harley Davidson making the Wall Street Journal and the battle over a veterans memorial plaque in Bittersville.

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Where is York County’s Bittersville, site of dispute over veterans memorial marker?

Yorktownsquare.com covers the debate over the permanent home of a memorial plaque to Bittersville-area veterans.

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