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Research into the often-asked question: “Why is a Graveyard along Eastern Boulevard at Stone Ridge Road?” revealed a surprise. It was generally known, that the graveyard accepted burials from churches, which stood directly across Stone Ridge Road. However the burial ground origins go back further; to at least 1830 when

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

During the walk between stops 3 and 4 of a Yorkshire History Walk, tales were shared about Bear’s Food Market and the various restaurants occupying that grocery store in later years. That store, on the Lincoln Highway, near the east entrance to Yorkshire, has a connection to Bear’s Department Store/Cafeteria,

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

I’ll share stories about the Barshinger Family of Barshinger’s Mill at a meeting of the Red Lion Area Historical Society on October 28, 2021. The presentation will take place at St. John’s UCC at 7:00 p.m.; enter into the rear of the church, off of the rear parking lot. Address

The October 13, 2021, History Night in Springettsbury Township will feature the Codorus Creek, which forms the northwest boundary of the township. Stephen H. Smith will provide the presentation, exploring the Codorus Navigation Works. Ruins from those Works were discovered and photographed by Mike Spyker. Township residents and the local

During one of the walks between the nine Yorkshire History Walk stops, a gentleman shared the story of Eastshire; a development planned across the Lincoln Highway from Ye Olde Valley Inn. By predating Yorkshire, did Eastshire influence the development of Yorkshire; located just down the highway? During the Yorkshire History

During the Yorkshire History Walk on September 18th, I had requests for copies of my talks. In the coming days, my presentations, at each stop, will be posted as a series of YorksPast articles. This post focuses on Stop 9, at the intersection of Maywood Road and 5th Avenue; highlighting