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Friday afternoon, following a family history research visit, I was invited to provide impromptu instructions to a group of former Yorkers living in Laurel, Maryland; on tips in navigating and searching the YorksPast blog site. The group invited me out to dinner afterwards, where the topic of conversation evolved into

The York-built steamboat CODORUS was the first metal-hulled steamboat to operate in America. The CODORUS also was the first common carrier metal-hulled steamboat put in service in America; when it commenced operation in 1829 as a passenger ferry providing regularly scheduled transportation in North Carolina, between New Bern and Beaufort.

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. SYNOPSIS and LINK to Each FEBRUARY TOP TEN POST These are your

This photo of the mile long steel railroad bridge over the Susquehanna River, linking Wrightsville and Columbia, is believed to include some of the workmen that erected the bridge in 21 working days during 1897. The Pennsylvania Railroad used the divide and conquer method to accelerate bridge construction. The railroad