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It is fascinating to compare old maps with present day ones. Sometimes you have an “ah ha” moment, where you may have been thinking “huh?” My last post was on Vinegar Ferry, which you can easily locate on the Lancaster County side of the Susquehanna River, because the road that

Thanks to June Evans for sharing the history of the Horn Farm Center for Educational Agriculture with me, as well as these old photographs of the site. See the captions for more identification and attribution. A portion of the eastern part of the present farm goes back to Christian Crowl

Latrobe thought the Turkey Hill rapids or falls “most formidible.” Benjamin Henry Latrobe has been called one of the fathers of American architecture, but his work surveying and mapping the Susquehanna River in 1801from Columbia, Pa. to Havre de Grace, Md. was of more importance to the people of York