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Dr. Louis V. Williams was a Christmas baby, born December 25, 1884. His farm, along Mount Zion Road, in Springettsbury Township became the township complex that we enjoy today. Prior to his death in 1968, he created a trust, the Springettsbury Township Library Fund, which continues to fund library services in the township. The photo of Dr. Williams is from his 1911 graduation from The College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore, Maryland.

In 1872, the Northern Central Railway established a picnic area near Howard Tunnel. During summer seasons, scheduled and special steam trains transported organizations to and from these Tunnel Grounds; which were improved year-after-year into a first-class one-day destination for groups with a minimum of 20, however up to as many as 600.

Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. This single graphic, features illustrations from all top 10 posts; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. These are your favorites during January 2016: 1— Pigeon Hills debunks Red

Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. This single graphic, features illustrations from all top 10 posts; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. These are your favorites during December 2015: 1—New History Center Generated Edison

In this sketch, Cliff Satterthwaite captures the energetic Grand Opening of the York County Tourist Information Center along Mt. Zion Road; across from Avalong Farms Dairy Bar. The opening occurred on April 15, 1973 and in the first four months 16,000 visitors had passed through the doors. The center’s placement

Commons Drive is a new road extending from Eastern Boulevard to East Market Street in Springettsbury Township.  Commons Drive will intersect Market Street just east of Hoss’s Steak & Sea House.  Commons Drive is the address of the new Springettsbury Fire Station.  This photo shows the progress of Commons Drive