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Joyce Runkle submitted photos of Walters General Store which doubled as a Yorkana Phillips 66 Gas Station and is skillfully captured in artwork by Cliff Satterthwaite. Joyce, from Springfield, Missouri, discovered the John Walters Store photos in some family history work that had been underway by her late Mother. Joyce

Between Bury’s Restaurant and neighboring Playland which opened first along the Lincoln Highway in Springettsbury Township? That stumped me; so I told the group to check a future YorksPast post for the answer. However the ensuing discussion, with an audience last week, included a comment indicating Bury’s had at least

This begins a series researching photos submitted by Elberta Sheffer of students in front of various One-Room Schoolhouses in York County. Some photos had writing on the back. However the majority were just photos; those are the ones where discoveries reveal new connections, thus I’ll look at them first. Many

Learn why Dr. John W. Barcroft selected the name Yorkana as the post office for a community in Lower Windsor Township during 1875. The name endures upon Yorkana Borough incorporating in 1912. Dr. Barcroft is the reason several Northern Virginia communities are named Barcroft. What inspired him to select the

Margie Ross pointed out the still standing former Neiman’s One-Room Schoolhouse as the present Delp Center; centered in this photo taken along Andersontown Road in the northwestern section of Conewago Township. Upon my visit to this site, a month ago, I unsuccessfully focused on evaluating the Mountain Grove Chapel as

York County service stations featured giveaways ranging from airplane rides to lunar landers. These promotional gifts were a means to entice customer loyalty for particular gasoline brands or stations. G. G. Naugle’s service station operated during the 1930s; along the Lincoln Highway in Stony Brook, Springettsbury Township, York County, PA.

Stonework signature details have been used successfully to verify structures as former One-Room Schoolhouses. Neiman’s One-Room Schoolhouse is used as an example. There were four Neiman’s One-Room Schoolhouses in York County; located in Lower Windsor Township, West Manchester Township, and two in Conewago Township. Neiman’s Grammar (grades 5-8) and Neiman’s