A large diverse community of quarry workers resided at Union Stone Quarry near Saginaw in York County during the early 1900s.
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
Twelve-mile long Lake Clarke at Long Level was formed in 1931 by the Susquehanna River backing up behind the 75-foot high Safe Harbor Dam. Several times the question has been raised concerning the naming of Lake Clarke; most recently following my presentation at Shank’s Mare, at Long Level, this past
The Lincoln Highway Garage in Wrightsville was the first such named in York County and possibly the earliest in the country. Harry E. Bailey established this garage as early as 1915; less than two years after the initial organizational meeting of the Lincoln Highway Association in 1913, and only one
This image of the Glen Orchard lingers as a ghostly echo of Hellam Hills past. The photo ghosts an image of the Glen Orchard; onto a photo taken two months ago, at the exact spot where that hotel once stood. The Glen Orchard hotel sat in front of a high
With York and Lancaster Counties recent establishment as the Susquehanna National Heritage Area, the time has come to extend the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor through those counties. The decade long effort to gain the Susquehanna National Heritage Area designation emphasized the Susquehanna River as the focal corridor of culture and
The Dritt Mansion along the Susquehanna River at Long Level was the site of a lecture on the story behind the Revolutionary War powder horn of Captain Jacob Dritt. Last week’s lecture was part of the Second Wednesday Heritage Lecture Series at The Zimmerman Center for Heritage; a mansion once
Mahlon Haines’ Wizard Ranch might be a great location for a disc golf course. My first encounter with the Shoe Wizard occurred during a Haines scouting safari at that ranch in June of 1960. That first encounter was just in passing, as Mahlon walked through our area at Wizard Ranch.
YorksPast continues the series of posts exploring the history of the Codorus Navigation Works. Completed in November of 1833, the 11-miles of canal and slackwater, via the Codorus Creek, allowed navigating 70-foot long canal boats between downtown York and the Susquehanna River. Part twelve explores Dam 7 and Lock 9;
YorksPast continues the series of posts exploring the history of the Codorus Navigation Works. Completed in November of 1833, the 11-miles of canal and slackwater, via the Codorus Creek, allowed navigating 70-foot long canal boats between downtown York and the Susquehanna River. Part eleven explores the 3-Rise Staircase Locks 6,