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In this sketch, Cliff Satterthwaite captures the energetic Grand Opening of the York County Tourist Information Center along Mt. Zion Road; across from Avalong Farms Dairy Bar. The opening occurred on April 15, 1973 and in the first four months 16,000 visitors had passed through the doors. The center’s placement

Last month I asked my readers to help identify a Mystery One-Room Schoolhouse drawn by Cliff Satterthwaite. Cliff remembered this artwork was from about 1971 and that the schoolhouse burnt down sometime afterwards, however he could not exactly place where this schoolhouse was located. Several readers recognized the mystery schoolhouse

During the past month, I’ve heard from many family historians. All were very appreciative of my post where I explored why York’s addresses changed. Thanks for all of your comments and suggestions for future posts! I hope to see many of you during my April presentation at the Lancaster Family

  Three of January’s top posts are related to my next OLLI Lifelong Learning classes at Penn State York. The Spring 2015 OLLI Course Catalog is at this link. OLLI is an all volunteer-driven organization that has provided a variety of educational and social activities since 2008; check out page

Stephen A. Douglas Literary Society Progress on the restoration of Witmer’s One-Room Schoolhouse continues along Stonewood Road in Springettsbury Township. Cliff Satterthwaite did a series of paintings of this one-room schoolhouse from 1971 through 1976; this particular painting was done in the spring of 1976, just as the leaves were

At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, eight 1860 buildings in the Stony Brook region within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of this illustration is a 1937 aerial photo of the same region, showing the (e51) location of the ‘S.H.’; a School House.