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.
During 1924 the Red Lion Fair opened on Saturday August 16th in Fairmount Park and ran 8-days; closing the following Saturday. This was the first year that the Red Lion Fair was held both day and night. The fair included the staples: food, games, rides and entertainment. Exhibition buildings, such
The walls flanking Gate 4 of the York Expo Center contain the names of York County’s fallen during World War I. In this and subsequent posts, their tales will be shared from seldom-used sources. Harry and John Withers served in the same unit and fought side-by-side. During German shelling on
The walls flanking Gate 4 of the York Fairgrounds contain the names of York County’s fallen during World War I. In this and subsequent posts, their tales will be shared from seldom-used sources.
Florence La Badie was a famous silent firm star that received a customized York built Pullman Deluxe Coupe in 1916. La Badie’s publicity photo, via Pinterest, is from the height of her career in that same time frame. When I visited Paul Vaughn to see his restoration underway on a
Upon seeing the tiny watch George Sellers wrote “it was a beautiful piece of workmanship considering the tools Davis had at his command.” Sellers saw this watch in 1828 when papermaker George King, of York, brought it along on a trip to Philadelphia; showing it off during a paper-mould buying
I visited Paul Vaughn to see his restoration underway on a 1909 Pullman Model 4-40 Gentleman’s Roadster. In keeping with my continuing series of posts on the 1908 Philadelphia to Savannah Race, he had the automobile decked out in advertising covers; just like those utilized by the 1908 Pullman Model
Queensgate Shopping Center and the surrounding apartments was an 85-acre Schaszberger-Dempwolf farm until the end of 1959. The circa-1950 aerial photo shows the farmhouse, barn and ancillary buildings at the center of that farm in York Township. The “Schaszberger-Dempwolf farm” in York Township has the same immediate ownership string as
Charles Department Store occupied the six-story building at 9-11 East Market Street in York from 1947 until 1958. That tall building stands above all others on the north side of the first block of East Market Street in this circa 1950 Pinterest photo. In a post last month, Kathy stated
Eight-thousand quarts of Neuman ice cream was served to Civil War veterans on July 4th 1913 at Gettysburg upon the 50th anniversary reunion of the great battle. The H. L. Neuman Company made this ice cream at their plant along South Newberry Street in York, PA. Henry Lenhart Neuman founded