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A Flory family of veterans, two from the War of 1812 and one from the Revolutionary War, were the prominent builders in the Meadowbrook area during the first half of the 1800s. The first substantial structure to be built was a 2-1/2 story brick farmhouse, followed by another dwelling, a

Turk Pierce, former Editorial Page Editor of The York Dispatch, walked 1.8-miles to Miller’s One-Room Schoolhouse in the York Valley; from a hilltop home, adjacent to the present Rocky Ridge Park. He shared a detailed description of that walk, which allowed illustrating the route via a historic aerial photo. Alpine

“Clockmaker began York’s Railroad Heritage” is the title of a Phineas Davis talk, which has been presented seven times. Comments following each talk always resulted in additional research, which has continually fine-tuned the story. Suggested additions were also made; such as the story of black machinist William Wood, who worked