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The location next to marker ‘6’ on this 1908 Topographic Map is named Billmeyer.  This name has a direct relationship to Charles Billmeyer, one of the founders of the rail car manufacturer Billmeyer & Small in York, PA.  The location is still noted as ‘Billmeyer’ on current maps, such as

An article in the August 15th 1948 issue of the Sunday News, York, PA Edition contained the headline: “New N O P Route Cuts Traffic Hazards.” This headline has a bearing on the name of a stretch of road in Springettsbury Township.  This is the fourth part of a series

John D. Denney, Jr. showed me a copy of this map roughly six years ago.  The original from which his copy was made contained penciled routes; which I have approximated in white.  It named the locations: Peach Bottom, Delta, Apple Grove, Neff’s Summit, and Loganville; which I have likewise placed

Virtually every sizeable ship in the Navy during WWII was outfitted with 40-MM Naval Anti-aircraft Bofors Guns.  The gun fired a two-pound projectile from each barrel at the rate of 120 or better per minute.  The projectile itself was of the tracer type, high explosive, with a super-sensitive nose fuse;

Following my talk on the Dosch Burial Grounds in Lower Windsor Township, several people asked for more details on several of the families noted in my talk.  This post on the George Dosch Family is the fifth in a series of posts to provide answers those questions.  Other posts in