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Eddie Herr and Mahlon Haines were influential in establishing horse show grounds near the Haines Shoe House. Those York County Horsemen’s Association grounds were dedicated during 1955, in hosting the Annual York Horse Show on July 4th. At the time, among Eddie Herr’s many business interests was a stable of

A Hallam service station was established during the mid-1920s as the Lincoln Highway Garage. Quoting the circa 1925 garage sign lettering: “Hallam, Lincoln Highway Garage, S. Lieberknecht Sons, Cleveland and Charles.” This post examines that third Lincoln Highway Garage in York County, PA. The other Lincoln Highway Garages were established

Fayfield was developed in Springettsbury Township on the site of the first commercial airport in York County. In 1930 the York Airport was located along Haines Road, where scheduled passenger service provided flights to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia or New York. The first York Airport operated from 1930 to 1937 on turf

With York and Lancaster Counties recent establishment as the Susquehanna National Heritage Area, the time has come to extend the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor through those counties. The decade long effort to gain the Susquehanna National Heritage Area designation emphasized the Susquehanna River as the focal corridor of culture and

An artifact of Bube’s Brewery’s 1908 YORK Ice Machine still adorns the walls of that Lancaster County establishment in Mount Joy. That YORK Manufacturing Company machine was an addition to a YORK Ice Machine, which Alois Bube previously purchased in 1893. The 1893 YORK Ice Machine was one of the

A log house IS NOT being torn down in Springettsbury Township. That structure, the home of blacksmith Henry Drayer during 1860, is being renovated. After seeing the siding removed from the log structure, several people have expressed their concern; thinking that might be a forerunner to demolition. Be assured, the