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The precise location of an early Knab /Knaub /Hake family cemetery was sought due to construction work commencing in the area around a former stone quarry near Emigsville. The cemetery is one of three sites, in that vicinity, listed on Manchester Township Historical Society’s Historic Site Register.

Myrna Hyson Ross is responsible for funding the entire endeavor to restore the original stone 1857 Hyson One-Room Schoolhouse along Round Hill Church Road in East Hopewell Township. The Stewartstown Area Historical Society provided guidance in the six-year effort, which transformed a failing structure, surrounded by woods threatening to claim

Isabel Dromgold established The Christmas Card Girl greeting card business in York during 1926. Isabel already operated several stores in York during the 1930s, when she began conducting, what grew into a worldwide greeting card mail-order business; from her home on Rockburn Street in the East York section of Springettsbury