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YorksPast continues the series of posts exploring the history of the Codorus Canal. Completed in November of 1833, this canal allowed navigating 70-foot long canal boats between downtown York and the Susquehanna River. In part two of this series, I’ll explore the design details of the Codorus Navigation canal. Mike

Last month Bob Smyser provided some neat Civil War insight about General Gordon stopping at the house still standing at 3103 East Market Street in Springettsbury Township; prior to his Confederate troops marching to Wrightsville. Bob continues to provide interesting York County related Smyser family history with this post. Bob

I discovered this 1949 covered bridge photo in the Archives of the York County History Center. It piqued my interest because it connected Springettsbury and Manchester Townships, establishing a short roadway connection between Pleasureville and Emigsville. Further research revealed this was Springettsbury Township’s last covered bridge over the Codorus Creek.

Smyser’s Mill along North Hills Road At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, six 1860 buildings in the North Hills Road Area within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is a 1938 aerial photo of the same region. I’ve zoomed