Tag Archives: Strinestown

A York County Flag Day story: Vietnam War friend recalls Eckhard G. Brenker, who died in uniform

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Hanover Civil War walking tour/Spotting vintage items at yard sales All roads, indeed, lead to York. Well-known York countians Charlie  and Mary Anne Bacas were on a getaway in Rehoboth, Del., enjoying the Prime Hook National Wildlife … Continue reading

Posted in Antiquing & artifacts, Archives, all posts, Events, Explanations/controversy, Farms, fields & mills, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, Unsung/obscure sites, Vietnam War, War, Wheels of York | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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!

Posted in Archives, all posts, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Susquehanna, waterways, Underground Railroad, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on York County, Pa., mystery artifacts: Can you ID this puzzling stuff from days gone by

Off the beaten track: 6 views of the Halloween Park/Hykes Mill/Ganoga area along the Conewago

Halloween Park at Harry Hykes old mill near Strinestown in Conewago Township sustained flood damage again this year. Operators hope to have some of the attraction open by Halloween. This sad moment serves as a reminder of the days when Hykes and other York County, Pa., mill operators faced the same unpredictable weather that impacted their way of life.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Bad weather, Events, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Made in York, Nostalgia & memories, Unsung/obscure sites, Wheels of York | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Off the beaten track: 6 views of the Halloween Park/Hykes Mill/Ganoga area along the Conewago

York County’s love affair with its cars continues, Part 5

Driving through York County’s Strinestown, off Interstate 83, it’s hard to take in the whole picture of how many vehicles are in and around the Pennsylvania Auto Dealers Exchange’s domain. This file photo from the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News shows the size of the vehicle auction, a fixture – and an expanding one at that – in that part of Conewago Township for years. One can safely say that P.A.D.E. occupies York County’s biggest parking lot.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, Farms, fields & mills, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, History video channel, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Longtime York families, Music & musicians, Small-town life, Unsung/obscure sites, Wheels of York, Women's history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on York County’s love affair with its cars continues, Part 5

Part II: What’s with this odd, lonely York County tower? Linked in to history, Nov. 8, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers a creepy memory of York, a Landis Valley award, York County’s new statewide officeholder Eugene DePasquale and an odd, solitary York County tower.

Posted in All politics is local, Archives, all posts, Farms, fields & mills, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Mail bag, Nostalgia & memories, People, Small-town life, Uncategorized, Unsung/obscure sites, YorkEats: Hogmaw & such | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Part II: What’s with this odd, lonely York County tower? Linked in to history, Nov. 8, 2012