A large diverse community of quarry workers resided at Union Stone Quarry near Saginaw in York County during the early 1900s.
Lee Davis submitted information on the 200th Anniversary re-enactment of the westward march of the Continental Congress by way of Lancaster to York; which originally took place during September of 1777 upon the British capture of Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War. During the re-enactment, Lee Davis, a teacher at Eastern
Twelve-mile long Lake Clarke at Long Level was formed in 1931 by the Susquehanna River backing up behind the 75-foot high Safe Harbor Dam. Several times the question has been raised concerning the naming of Lake Clarke; most recently following my presentation at Shank’s Mare, at Long Level, this past
With York and Lancaster Counties recent establishment as the Susquehanna National Heritage Area, the time has come to extend the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor through those counties. The decade long effort to gain the Susquehanna National Heritage Area designation emphasized the Susquehanna River as the focal corridor of culture and
An artifact of Bube’s Brewery’s 1908 YORK Ice Machine still adorns the walls of that Lancaster County establishment in Mount Joy. That YORK Manufacturing Company machine was an addition to a YORK Ice Machine, which Alois Bube previously purchased in 1893. The 1893 YORK Ice Machine was one of the
An 1870s Butchers stove manufactured by Wolgemuth and Geyer is in the basement of a historic home in Springettsbury Township at 3790 East Market Street. The following photos of the stove, taken by Greg Koller were forwarded for further research. This house is the former long-time home of antique dealer
The distinctive red roof of Memory Lane’s Huntleys drive-in was repurposed to the pictured hunting club in Centre County. Mike Eisenhart shared the photo and wrote: “My father-in-law, Curt Linsey, worked with the crew that demolished Huntleys on Memory Lane. He was able to salvage the red metal roof shingles
Mahlon Haines’ Wizard Ranch might be a great location for a disc golf course. My first encounter with the Shoe Wizard occurred during a Haines scouting safari at that ranch in June of 1960. That first encounter was just in passing, as Mahlon walked through our area at Wizard Ranch.
Upon seeing the tiny watch George Sellers wrote “it was a beautiful piece of workmanship considering the tools Davis had at his command.” Sellers saw this watch in 1828 when papermaker George King, of York, brought it along on a trip to Philadelphia; showing it off during a paper-mould buying
York Chocolate Company was established in 1919. In 1920, the company obtained a trademark on their brand of chocolate: “Swiss-Alpine Style Sweet Milk Chocolate.” Click on this LINK for a yorkblog.com Full View of the original illustration in this post if details are cut off in the cropping of illustration,