York attorney Thomas Hambly argued Prigg v. Pennsylvania before the United States Supreme Court.
There has recently been some discussion on Retro York on Facebook about the Historic York Inn (also known as the Smyser-Bair House Bed and Breakfast) on South Beaver Street, just off of West Market. Their website condenses the history of the wonderful house and includes some beautiful interior photos. Dr.
Ready for some more really cute dogs? As promised in my last post about the extremely prolific artist H. Robert Hildebrand, who specialized in dog portraits, I’ll list a few of his celebrity clients. These were listed in the brochure I found at the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives concerning
William Gibson came from a talented York family. His great-grandfather, Dr. David Jameson, was a colonel during Revolutionary times. Grandfather Horatio Gates Jameson was a distinguished physician and surgeon. Mother Elizabeth Jameson was said to be one of the two most beautiful women in Baltimore when the family lived there.
Wood’s Creek, Jamestown, California. I just got back from a couple of weeks touring California and want to share one of the highlights of the trip. Of course, it had a York County connection. Was it visiting Alcatraz? No, the closest tie between York and Alcatraz is some recent suggestions
Cased photo of Henry L. Smyser, taken by the J. T. Williams Gallery in York, probably not too long after Smyser returned from California. Not long ago I posted my York Sunday News column on the very organized California Company, which was composed of 16 young men from the York
Lewis Miller Drawing of the California Company Gold was discovered in California in early 1848. By the beginning of 1849, more adventurers from York County than you might think were headed for the gold fields, never mind the grueling voyage by sea around the tip of South America. The January