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Hively’s One-Room Schoolhouse At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in Hively’s Area within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is a 1937 aerial photo of the same region. I’ve zoomed in on the 1937 aerial photo

The 1917 Catalog of The Bell Motor Car Company contains this illustration of the first factory buildings planned on 15-acres described as the “finest automobile factory site in York, Pennsylvania.” If you are reading this on the Ydr.com site, click on this LINK for a Full View of the illustrations

Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. This month, I’ve initiated a single graphic, featuring illustrations from all top 10 posts; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. These are your favorites during October 2015: 1—Readers

A York-built 6-60 Kline-Kar, driven by John Menker, defeated a Curtiss Biplane, piloted by Charles K. Hamilton in a September 3rd, 1912, five-mile race around the York Fairgrounds track. One might wonder why the race was not against the more established York-made car; a Pullman Automobile. In all likelihood, an

An advertisement for the first aviation meet in York appeared in the August 31, 1912, issue of The York Daily. This aviation meet was under the auspices of the York Motor Club. At that date, the clubhouse of the York Motor Club was in Springettsbury Township; it was in a

During Thursday’s meeting of the Springettsbury Township Historic Preservation Committee, Terry Downs shared some neat photos of a Drive-In Easter Sunrise Service that St. John’s Lutheran Church held at Stony Brook Drive-In Theatre in 1957. My favorite photo is this classic view of drive-in speakers hanging on the car windows,