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UPDATED per comments by John F. M. Wolfe at my Karl Ort presentation in 2018. The original post INCORRECTLY stated the 560 Haines Road residence, on the northwest corner of Haines Road and 7th Avenue, contained the core of 1930-1937 York Airport office building. The CORRECT building, as pictured, is

YorksPast continues the series of posts exploring the history of the Codorus Canal. Completed in November of 1833, this canal allowed navigating 70-foot long canal boats between downtown York and the Susquehanna River. Part six explores Small’s Codorus Mill; built concurrently with Dam No. 3 and Lock No. 3 of

YorksPast continues the series of posts exploring the history of the Codorus Canal. Completed in November of 1833, this canal allowed navigating 70-foot long canal boats between downtown York and the Susquehanna River. Part five explores how the Codorus Creek was navigated via thirteen strategically placed locks between the Borough

Bob Smyser shared the story that Howard Smyser sold electric cars in York by boasting, “The cars are fueled by Susquehanna River water.” Meaning, the waters of the Susquehanna produce electricity, via the York Haven Hydroelectric Power Plant, which charge the car batteries, allowing for 75 to 90 miles of