Tag Archives: Steam into History

Abraham Lincoln at Hanover Junction: In 1863 … and today

This shows one of York County’s most controversial photos, particularly relevant in this season in which Abraham Lincoln passed through Hanover Junction on his way to – and his return from – delivering his Gettysburg Address. Is that Abraham Lincoln in the stovepipe hat?

Posted in Abe Lincoln was here, All presidential stops, Archives, all posts, Civil War, Explanations/controversy, Famous York visitors, For photo fans, God & York County, Local journalism & Web, Nostalgia & memories, Picturing History, Unsung/obscure sites, War | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another beautiful Northern Maryland site ripe for York countians to visit

Here’s a scene ripe for discovery – another appealing Northern Maryland scene. These falls in northern Maryland, not far from York County’s southern border, are located on Deer Creek. This area is known by Falling Creek, Falling Branch and Kilgore falls. These falls, where Disney film ‘Tuck Everlasting’ was filmed, might be unknown to many folks. Maryland Geological Survey’s website states: ‘Maryland’s second highest free-falling waterfall is located on the Falling Branch of Deer Creek in northern Harford County. The falls were well known to local native Americans and settlers, but in recent times the area was relatively unknown because the land was privately owned. Through the work of citizens groups, businesses, schools and government agencies the Falling Branch Area was added to Rocks State Park in 1993 and open to the public.’

Posted in Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, Notable images, Susquehanna, waterways, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Playing through … a York County snowstorm at Springwood Golf Club

York County has a lot of golf courses – we once experimented with the Gold Capital of the U.S. slogan – and York countians love their golf. And this 2011 scene of golfing in a snowstorm on the Springwood Golf Club proves both points.

Posted in Antiquing & artifacts, Archives, all posts, Art & artists, Cliff Satterthwaite, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Made in York, Nostalgia & memories, Notable images, War, Wheels of York | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

York County’s 3 rail excursion experiences: Can we sustain them?

The Stewartstown Railroad opened its station and offered motorcar rides earlier this month. The railroad will do so gain today, weather permitting. It is one of three railroads in York County to offer excursion rides of some type.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, History video channel, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, Wheels of York | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What is Adams County’s largest industry? It’s not what you think

This is a rare view, the look from within the cab of Jay Arentz’s combine as he harvest soybeans on one of his Adams County farms, covering 3,300 acres. A Hanover Evening Sun story raises an interesting question about land preservation in Adams County, which Arentz Hay and Grain actively participates in: What is Adams’ largest industry? Not tourism. Adams County ranked sixth out of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties in agricultural production in 2007, the most recent year surveyed, the Evening Sun reported. Adams, like York County, is working to preserve this farmland. Between 2007 and 2007, acreage in farming dropped by 4 percent, the story states.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, Farms, fields & mills, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Wheels of York | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lincoln’s Address 150: Check out 5 more memorable story and photo/video links

The German Reformed Church Cemetery in Hanover, Pa., was the site of 11 Union fighting men who fell in the Battle of Hanover on June 30, 1863. Their bodies were later exhumed and reburied in the national cemetery in Gettysburg, the site of Gettysburg Address 150 observances this week. But back in Hanover, the historical cemetery has fallen on hard times. “Instead of the flowers and flags one might think would adorn a historic burial plot, Hanover’s German Reformed Cemetery is a cluster of nearly illegible stones, toppled and cracked in a lonely lot on School Avenue behind Trinity United Church of Christ,” the Evening Sun in Hanover reported.

Posted in Abe Lincoln was here, All politics is local, All presidential stops, Archives, all posts, Black history, Civil War, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, History video channel, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Unsung/obscure sites, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gettysburg Address 150: Check out these 5 memorable story and photo links

This York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News graphic gives seven Gettysburg sites to see – whether it’s in this season of Gettysburg Address 150 or anytime.

Posted in Abe Lincoln was here, All politics is local, All presidential stops, Civil War, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Unsung/obscure sites, War, Wheels of York | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Have a history story to tell? Consider sending it to the Journal of York County Heritage

St. Jacob’s (Stone) Church in southwestern York County, Pa., was near the remote farmhouse where a Union Army messenger was killed by a farmer just before the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Charles H. Glatfelter, who enjoyed close family ties to the church, wrote about this sad case in which the farmer, George Bear, mistook the courier for a Confederate. Rebels had been crawling around York County in the days before the battle. George Bear was a member of one of the congregations who worshipped at this union church. Dr. Glatfelter’s essay appeared in the York County Heritage Trust’s 2013 Journal of York County Heritage.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Civil War, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, War, Wheels of York, York celebrities | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Living historian to recreate Abe Lincoln’s trip to Gettysburg via Hanover Junction

Civil War fans have another major Gettysburg 150 moment coming on Nov. 19 – the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Abraham Lincoln stayed in the Wills House, partly seen at left in this five-year-old photo from atop the Gettysburg Hotel. Of course, the president passed through Hanover Junction and Hanover traveling to and from Gettysburg. The excursion train Steam into History will observe part of the president’s journey from New Freedom to Hanover Junction and back with the appearance of living historian James Hayney.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Civil War, Explanations/controversy, Farms, fields & mills, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Mail bag, Nostalgia & memories, War, York County aerial photos | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prep sports season start brings question: Who is the greatest athlete from York County?

The start of the prep football season brings to mind a former York, Pa., High athlete who is now in the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Chris Doleman is seen in his high school photo. He went on to football greatness at the University of Pittsburgh and then in pro ball with the Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Heroes, History video channel, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Mail bag, People, Small-town life, Unsung/obscure sites, Wheels of York, York High achievers, York Revs/pros | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments