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Congressman Daniel Lafean entertained two United States Presidents and many other notables at his mansion on the northwest corner of West Market Street and Richland Avenue. A listing of the foremost visitors, including leading state and national politicians, was recorded on a dining room keycard. ClyTi Swartz submitted photos of

General Electric manufactured rocket igniters at a little known Boundary Avenue plant in York during World War II. These igniters initiated the firing of rocket-propelled four-pound armor-piercing grenades; in a weapon dubbed the bazooka. The General Electric Company operated two plants in York during World War II: the large York

The term Heindel Trilogy was coined by Lila Fourhman-Shaull to describe a location in North Codorus Township. Several years ago, while volunteering at the York County History Center, a couple asked me about the location of Heindel’s Graveyard near a schoolhouse. Lila overheard and immediately announced “Located in North Codorus

Tragedy befalls a teacher and later Mahlon Haines owned the Kreutz Creek One-Room Schoolhouse. These stories will be explored in this post that continues a series researching photos submitted by Elberta Sheffer of students in front of various One-Room Schoolhouses in York County. Teacher Nora Stoner sits between Rosie Eppley

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