Tag Archives: Springfield Township

Draft horses and cavalry mounts – both important to York County and American history

A tale of two horses. Draft horses and cavalry mounts, both important to York County and American history

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Glen Rock’s I-83 interchange A Changin’: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 27, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the now-demolished Rocky Ridge Motel, a rehabbed church bell towner in Hopewell Township and a new museum in York Springs.

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Glen Rock-area demolition team attacks Billy Foust’s stack

Part of the old smokestack at the former Foust distillery site in Springfield Township was pulled down Tuesday.

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Foustown, a company town now a ghost town, losing its landmark smokestack

By coincidence, two tall smokestacks are coming down in York County after standing for years.

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On Sundays, factory whistles punched out; church bells rang in: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 19, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Wolfgang Candy’s new owner, Sunday morning bells and York County’s connection to Mars.

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It’s June, and Hanover is thinking Christmas: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 27, 2012

Santa’s Cabin is a Hanover counterpart to the Little Courthouse that stood in York’s Square for years.

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Here are many memories of life down on a typical, but special York County farm

A farm in the Bupps Union area of Springfield Township has a story that history must remember. Contractor/farmer Harris Lentz built the farm. He was married to Melinda (Beck) and raised one of those big York County families there. The … Continue reading

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Decades of research reveals lives and times of York County’s widespread Ehrhart clan

J.Wilhelm Ehrhart’s 1781 York County will is shown in the original German.This comes from a new book by a member of the extensive Ehrhart family who settled in York County before the American Revolution. The Ehrharts are often associated with … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing an effective way to gather York County news

This photograph of a damaged bridge on Route 216 in Springfield Township was York taken by a York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday photographer. This scene came after the Daily Record/Sunday News published a YouTube video received via Facebook of a school … Continue reading

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