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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

Stone Fence Acres is the name given to ongoing land acquisitions in Chanceford Township by internationally known artist Jeff Koons. Following a talk last November by the owner of a farm in Chanceford Townsip, a comment was made: “I don’t doubt, with his resources, Jeff Koons’ acreage will eclipse Lauxmont

The rest of the story about Gotwalt’s Mill, at the S-curve in Camp Betty Washington Road, is told in this post. This mill is also referred to as Rider’s Mill and more commonly Bowser’s Cider Mill. The Olde Mill Cabinet Shoppe presently occupies this old mill structure in York Township.

This post explores an assortment of four Stony Brook Drive-In Theatre queries from YorksPast readers. Their curiosity ranged from the history of the Hoke Farm, upon which the Drive-In Theatre was constructed in 1949, to a comment involving a nearby York County company that manufactured outdoor screens for Drive-In Theatres;

Research into the often-asked question: “Why is a Graveyard along Eastern Boulevard at Stone Ridge Road?” revealed a surprise. It was generally known, that the graveyard accepted burials from churches, which stood directly across Stone Ridge Road. However the burial ground origins go back further; to at least 1830 when

Don Farr submitted a photo of a bell manufactured by Baugher & Bro., of York, PA. The manufacture of bells was a specialized foundry trade and research suggests 150-years-ago Baugher & Bro. might be the first York County foundry to produce bells. The bell has a mouth diameter of 19-inches