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This mammoth sycamore is in front of the historic house located at 2901 Whiteford Road in Springettsbury Township.  The tree trunk has a circumference of 18-feet; resulting in a diameter of 5-feet, 9-inches.  One really does not appreciate how massive this tree is until you are standing on the sidewalk

This series grew out of my post A Personal Connection to the Burning of The Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge 150-Years-Ago.  This week I’m delving into the slight discrepancies between the accounts about the bridge burning; especially focusing on the list of names in the force of civilian carpenters and bridge-builders employed by

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 5 of Chapter 8 . . . Rebels.  A new part will be posted every Thursday.  This chapter stands alone, starting

This series grew out of my post A Personal Connection to the Burning of The Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge 150-Years-Ago.  This week I’m delving into the slight discrepancies between the accounts about the bridge burning; especially focusing on the list of names in the force of civilian carpenters and bridge-builders employed by

This series grew out of my post A Personal Connection to the Burning of The Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge 150-Years-Ago.  This week I’m delving into the slight discrepancies between the accounts about the bridge burning; especially focusing on the list of names in the force of civilian carpenters and bridge-builders employed by

Thanks to my readers for all the nice comments about my post A Personal Connection to the Burning of The Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge 150-Years-Ago.  I’ve always been amazed at the number of readers of YorksPast that recognize me in public and comment, especially all who spoke to me Friday night in

My post on Wednesday included the June 29th 1863 report by Robert Crane detailing the destruction of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge to halt the eastward invasion of the Rebels through Pennsylvania.  This report is from The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 4 of Chapter 8 . . . Rebels.  A new part will be posted every Thursday.  This chapter stands alone, starting

This is the sixth in a series of letters or messages sent to President Abraham Lincoln during the Invasion of Pennsylvania by the Rebels during June and July of 1863.  Other Letters to LINCOLN in this series include: Letters to LINCOLN; “if Lee gets his army across the Susquehanna” Letters

This is the fifth in a series of letters or messages sent to President Abraham Lincoln during the Invasion of Pennsylvania by the Rebels during June and July of 1863.  Other Letters to LINCOLN in this series include: Letters to LINCOLN; “if Lee gets his army across the Susquehanna” Letters