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John Dauber Florist business in York County was not just a flower shop. For more than 70-years this family owned business operated from an array of large greenhouses to far-reaching plant nurseries; with ties to the Susquehanna Trail, Arsenal Road and ultimately Route 30. In the circa 1950s eastward looking

“Clockmaker began York’s Railroad Heritage” is the title of a Phineas Davis talk, which has been presented seven times. Comments following each talk always resulted in additional research, which has continually fine-tuned the story. Suggested additions were also made; such as the story of black machinist William Wood, who worked

The rest of the story about Gotwalt’s Mill, at the S-curve in Camp Betty Washington Road, is told in this post. This mill is also referred to as Rider’s Mill and more commonly Bowser’s Cider Mill. The Olde Mill Cabinet Shoppe presently occupies this old mill structure in York Township.

Don Farr submitted a photo of a bell manufactured by Baugher & Bro., of York, PA. The manufacture of bells was a specialized foundry trade and research suggests 150-years-ago Baugher & Bro. might be the first York County foundry to produce bells. The bell has a mouth diameter of 19-inches

Canal bridge illustrations and photos are used to answer questions of how did the Codorus Navigation canal cross paths with intersecting waterways; such as Mill Creek and Dee Run in York County. An often-related follow-up question concerns the same issue when the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal crossed paths with intersecting