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This photo shows the employees of the Edward J. Sitler Cigar Factory in East Prospect, York County, PA.  This post explains how I’ve used a combination of personal family history, late 1800s history of East Prospect, and late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports to date the photo and to research the

I have an 1896 photo from East Prospect.  I’ll use several resources to assist in a more detailed identification of this photo.  This post explores the late 1800s history of East Prospect, via the 1876 map showing property owners and via quotes from George Prowell’s 1907 History of York County.

This York County section of G. F. Cram’s 1889 map shows 6 Railroad Stations between Wrightsville and York.  Likewise O. W. Gray’s 1876 map in my post on Monday showed 6 Railroad Stations between Wrightsville and York.  This post will pinpoint the locations of the 6 Railroad Stations noted on

The illustration contains a photocopy of the introduction to 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,

Last month, while working on further updates to my Index of York County One Room Schoolhouses I discovered the 1884 (or earlier) Violet Hill Hotel.  This discovery came during research on the locations of at least two schoolhouses named Violet Hill in Spring Garden Township.  At the time, I put

On what is now Grantley Hill adjacent to Wyndham Hills, stood the mansion of George Small, a member of the prominent York firm P. A. & S. Small.  During 1878 the residence was named “Grantley” in honor of Mary Grant, the maiden name of Mrs. Small; thus the origin of

When I was first employed as a YORK Engineer in 1972, YORK’s Grantley Plant consisted of all the property bounded by Grantley Road on the east, Richland Avenue on the west, Codorus Creek on the north and Kings Mill Road on the south.  The size of this property is 91-acres.

The illustration contains a photocopy of the introduction to 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,