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RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 4 of Chapter 8 . . . Rebels.  A new part will be posted every Thursday.  This chapter stands alone, starting

This is the sixth in a series of letters or messages sent to President Abraham Lincoln during the Invasion of Pennsylvania by the Rebels during June and July of 1863.  Other Letters to LINCOLN in this series include: Letters to LINCOLN; “if Lee gets his army across the Susquehanna” Letters

This is the fifth in a series of letters or messages sent to President Abraham Lincoln during the Invasion of Pennsylvania by the Rebels during June and July of 1863.  Other Letters to LINCOLN in this series include: Letters to LINCOLN; “if Lee gets his army across the Susquehanna” Letters

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 2 of Chapter 8 . . . Rebels.  A new part will be posted every Thursday.  This chapter stands alone, starting

This is the first in a series of letters or messages sent to President Abraham Lincoln during the Invasion of Pennsylvania by the Rebels during June and July of 1863.  Other Letters to LINCOLN in this series include: Letters to LINCOLN; “We need John C. Fremont” Letters to LINCOLN; “The

YorksPast started with a post on July 26, 2012.  Ten months, to the day, later this is my 200th post.  Thus you’ve seen a brand new YorksPast post, on the average, 20 times per month. I’d like to thank everyone for reading and providing feedback to YorksPast.  I’ve decided to

I have previously looked at early York County related maps in YorksPast; such as: 1801 Susquehanna River Map by Benjamin Henry Latrobe 1821 York & Adams Counties Map by D. Small & W. Wagner 1824 Lancaster County Map by Joshua Scott; that contained York County information Several posts that utilized

In Monday’s post we learned about an old, non-dated, hand-drawn plan of the Town of Pleasant Garden in the files of the York County Heritage Trust.  We also learned that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed an act on April 11th 1793, authorizing a Susquehanna River Bridge from Blue Rock, Lancaster

In previous posts I wrote about the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania act passed April 11th 1793, authorizing a Susquehanna River Bridge from Blue Rock, Lancaster County to Pleasant Garden, York County.  This was the earliest river bridge authorized to York County and although the bridge was never built, the act provides