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Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. These are your favorites during September 2015: YORK FAIR Finger Ring Mementos crafted by The Mighty Atom Several readers reminded me the Mighty Atom would take a 60-penny nail and bend

I’ve received numerous comments and suggestions concerning my post Crossroads of the Susquehanna Valley. That post evolved after reading Jim McClure’s York Town Square post about why not ‘Middle of Everywhere’ brand for York County works; because we are. Jim commented to my suggestion of using ‘Crossroads of the Susquehanna

I decided to do a Google search on ‘Middle of Everywhere’ after reading Jim McClure’s York Town Square post yesterday about why not ‘Middle of Everywhere’ brand for York County works; because we are. There were scores of hits on the phrase ‘Middle of Everywhere.’ I quickly found several communities

York County was formed from Lancaster County in 1749; at that time it was reasonable to look at Lancaster County Maps for York County Information. However 75-years later the best map details available for Wrightsville, with adjoining town Westphalia, and the first bridge, crossing the Susquehanna River to Columbia, comes

The past month was record breaking in hearing from my readers. I hope to see many of you during my April presentation at the Lancaster Family History Conference. At the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. These are your

An American Caramel Company ad included photos of their three plants in 1904. This photo shows their York Plant, located on the northwest corner of Broad and Walnut Streets in York. In 1904, American Caramel’s other plants were located in Lancaster and Philadelphia. The ad noted the Home Office was