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The subject of the Fall History Night event in Springettsbury Township is “The 1940s and 1950s in Springettsbury.” The event will take place on Wednesday evening October 11, 2023, in the Community Room within the Springettsbury Township Administrative Complex at 1501 Mount Zion Road, York, PA 17402, at 7:00 P.M.

When I-83 was constructed through York County in the 1950s, most dwellings taken by eminent domain were simply demolished. However when highway construction schedules allowed, these condemned structures were offered for sale; provided the buyer stuck to strict schedules and conditions. If the intent of the buyer was salvaging selected

Before big-box chain grocery stores, a scattering of community grocery stores served the residents of Springettsbury Township. One such store, Evans’ Grocery, operated in the building at 45 North Findlay Street in the East York neighborhood from 1930 until 1965. Evans’ Grocery Store was among over 200 early businesses, which

Thirteen decades ago the village of Pleasureville was bustling with 17 thriving businesses. One of those businesses was the E. G. Keller store, already well on its way at being operated for 52-years by founder Emanuel G. Keller. He was one of seven businessmen that met to start the ball

John Dauber Florist business in York County was not just a flower shop. For more than 70-years this family owned business operated from an array of large greenhouses to far-reaching plant nurseries; with ties to the Susquehanna Trail, Arsenal Road and ultimately Route 30. In the circa 1950s eastward looking