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1830s Archives

Lewis Miller drawing of the new courthouse, 1839. I recently wrote about a thief stealing the copper spouting off the York County courthouse in 1874. That was the York County’s second courthouse, completed in 1840. Click here to read about the spouting heist. York County residents, as always, had plenty

Lewis Miller drawing showing himself, George Kuntz, and Dr. George Shaffner in a sleigh accident in 1831. Miller is retreiving Dr. Shaffner’s wig. There were no automobiles 130 years ago, but people still managed to accidentally harm themselves by other means of transportation–buggies, wagons, sleighs…. Many of the worst local