Shortly after Mahlon Haines, of Shoe House fame, married Grace Churchill, they began planning to build a new estate, named Churchill Downs, located east of Hallam, along the Accomac Road. This post pinpoints the location of Churchill Downs, while indicating placement of planned structures and features.
Next week Davies Drive will open as a through road connecting East Market Street and Concord Road. It will be a short-cut to The First Post and to Saubel’s Markets; for many in the area. Others claim the road-opening will cut noticeable time off their daily commutes. The southward view
The subject of the Fall History Night event in Springettsbury Township is “The 1940s and 1950s in Springettsbury.” The event will take place on Wednesday evening October 11, 2023, in the Community Room within the Springettsbury Township Administrative Complex at 1501 Mount Zion Road, York, PA 17402, at 7:00 P.M.
This is the requested YorksPast go-to-site for all of the YouTube Videos of Springettsbury Township History Night Events. This site will be continually updated as videos of new events become available. For those not able attend the October 11, 2023 event, the YouTube video of “The 1940s and 1950s in
Stephen H. Smith will be sharing some historical stories about Yorkshire as the lead speaker in a walk through that Springettsbury Township community on Saturday September 23, 2023 at 3:00 PM. The walk begins at the Yorkshire Elementary School parking lot on Maywood Road. My comments will serve as an
Dick Moore submitted photos of the buildings housing Rutter’s Family Restaurant in Springettsbury Township. He wrote: “I have good memories of the Avalong Family Restaurant for several years before it was sold to Rutter’s. After which many Moore family meals were taken at both of Rutter’s places at the Avalong
The American Patent Steam Ice Cream Company was established in 1847 as a wholesale and retail ice cream producer in New York City. This company utilized a steam engine driven ice cream freezer and appears to be the largest of the commercial ice cream businesses that operated in America during
This post pinpoints the location of the Love Nest of Hellam Township. In 1921, brothers Howard Emig and Morgan Emig built a tree house nestled in a huge sycamore that overhung Kreutz Creek on the Brookleaf Farms of their family. Substantial improvements ensued until the tree house was hailed as
Our family of seven went to the shore at Virginia Beach, five summers in a row; 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1968. A 1962 Ford Ranch Wagon was our transportation to and from the Ocean Ranch Motel the first four years. We were treated to a significant upgrade the final
The Springettsbury History Night event in April featured Jeri Jones’ outstanding presentation on the Geology and Mining History of Springettsbury. The YouTube video of his talk can be accessed through this link. Prior to Jeri’s presentation, I indicated the History Night event in July would highlight 100 years of entertainment