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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

I have previously looked at early York County related maps in YorksPast; such as: 1801 Susquehanna River Map by Benjamin Henry Latrobe 1821 York & Adams Counties Map by D. Small & W. Wagner 1824 Lancaster County Map by Joshua Scott; that contained York County information Several posts that utilized

In previous posts I wrote about the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania act passed April 11th 1793, authorizing a Susquehanna River Bridge from Blue Rock, Lancaster County to Pleasant Garden, York County.  This was the earliest river bridge authorized to York County and although the bridge was never built, the act provides

Present day East Prospect formed on a high tract of land in Lower Windsor Township, about one-mile from the Susquehanna River.  In 1831 the first substantial building was constructed on the northeast corner of a crossroads in this area; it was a stone structure used by the Evangelical Association.  This

The 331-Acre Meadowbrook Estate of Harold E. Robertson that was purchased, on January 3rd 1950, by Alva R. Long is plotted on a March 19th 1938 Historic Aerial Photo from Penn Pilot.  This post describes the Meadowbrook Estate ownership sequence from 1901 in Springettsbury Township, York County, PA. Edwin B.