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My post Friday contains background sources concerning Jacob Loucks affiliations with Four Paper Mills.  He was involved with these paper mills from the early to mid-1850s through the late 1860s, or possibly into the early 1870s; i.e. Jacob Loucks, from the age of his mid-20s into his mid-40s. The locations

I know my assertion that Jacob Loucks learned the paper making trade at a Paper Mill located near what is now known as Hunt Valley, Maryland, runs counter to information in some publications.  Additionally the information found on the Internet sometime morphs into other variations. My intent was to pinpoint

In a series of posts, I’m looking at the history of various families, structures and businesses in the area where the humpback bridge once stood on the Lincoln Highway at Stony Brook.  Other parts in this series include: The Humpback Bridge at Stony Brook, Part 1: Ettline’s Antiques The Humpback

In a series of posts, I’m looking at the history of various families, structures and businesses in the area where the humpback bridge once stood on the Lincoln Highway at Stony Brook.  Other parts in this series include: The Humpback Bridge at Stony Brook, Part 1: Ettline’s Antiques The Humpback

In a series of posts, I’m looking at the history of various families, structures and businesses in the area where the humpback bridge once stood on the Lincoln Highway at Stony Brook.  Other parts in this series include: The Humpback Bridge at Stony Brook, Part 1: Ettline’s Antiques The Humpback

This aerial photo of the humpback bridge on the Lincoln Highway at Stony Brook was likely taken during the fall of 1952; if not, 1953 at the latest.  In a series of posts, I’m going to look at the history of various families, structures and businesses in this immediate area.

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo  I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the end of 19th Century, I’m using data from the 10th

The fictional character Dan DeWyatt, in my Railcar Gold historical novel, arrived in York on July 4th 1860; per the Thursday installment posted two weeks ago, where he uses a sundial mounted on a post.  I’d read accounts that sundials were still prevalent as ornamental public timepieces in towns at

The first YorksPast post occurred July 26th 2012; therefore with this 100th post, I’m averaging four and one-half posts per week.  An inventory of the general topics and locations that have been my subjects resulted in this 100-tile mosaic that breaks down these posts into seven general categories. A clickable

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