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The illustration contains a photocopy of the introduction to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania act passed April 11th 1793, authorizing a Susquehanna River Bridge from Blue Rock, Lancaster County to Pleasant Garden, York County.  This was the earliest river bridge authorized to York County and although the bridge was never built,

The first YorksPast post occurred July 26th 2012; therefore with this 100th post, I’m averaging four and one-half posts per week.  An inventory of the general topics and locations that have been my subjects resulted in this 100-tile mosaic that breaks down these posts into seven general categories. A clickable

This post returns my focus to that section of the road east of North Sherman Street in Springettsbury Township, York County; i.e. Whiteford Road.  The Map of the City of York, Pennsylvania and Suburbs, issued by York Chamber of Commerce in 1930 is the earliest map that has been discovered

This 1905 view of the Stony Brook Slate & Brick Company is looking southwest, as if one is standing where the main 4’-8 1/2” Standard Gauge Railroad crosses Stonewood Road.  The NOW view shows the employee parking lot north of the Campbell Warehouse. The Stony Brook Slate & Brick Company

The Stony Brook Slate & Brick Company constructed the 3’-0” narrow gauge railway seen in this photo during 1905.  The railway paralleled what would become Stonewood Road to a quarry 1-1/4 miles to the south.  Horse and wagon had initially hauled slate from the quarry to a siding on the

I was doing research for another subject, using this topographic map, when the railway along Springwood Road peaked my interest.  I remembered reading sometime ago that this was a narrow gauge railway.  Suddenly I was obsessed with discovering the gauge distance. My quest progressed from the Springettsbury Township Centennial Booket