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Lee Davis submitted information on the 200th Anniversary re-enactment of the westward march of the Continental Congress by way of Lancaster to York; which originally took place during September of 1777 upon the British capture of Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War. During the re-enactment, Lee Davis, a teacher at Eastern

The term Heindel Trilogy was coined by Lila Fourhman-Shaull to describe a location in North Codorus Township. Several years ago, while volunteering at the York County History Center, a couple asked me about the location of Heindel’s Graveyard near a schoolhouse. Lila overheard and immediately announced “Located in North Codorus

Join me next Tuesday evening at the Mansion of the Hanover Area Historical Society for my newest presentation exploring forty early Hanover Factories. I’ll examine neat facts concerning these 19th Century Hanover factories; while bringing the story of several of them into the 20th Century. This Hanover Area Historical Society

Joyce Runkle submitted photos of Walters General Store which doubled as a Yorkana Phillips 66 Gas Station and is skillfully captured in artwork by Cliff Satterthwaite. Joyce, from Springfield, Missouri, discovered the John Walters Store photos in some family history work that had been underway by her late Mother. Joyce

This begins a series researching photos submitted by Elberta Sheffer of students in front of various One-Room Schoolhouses in York County. Some photos had writing on the back. However the majority were just photos; those are the ones where discoveries reveal new connections, thus I’ll look at them first. Many

Learn why Dr. John W. Barcroft selected the name Yorkana as the post office for a community in Lower Windsor Township during 1875. The name endures upon Yorkana Borough incorporating in 1912. Dr. Barcroft is the reason several Northern Virginia communities are named Barcroft. What inspired him to select the