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Like York City scenes, old York County postcards and Dempwolf architectural drawings? Check out these digital collections

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Extending the Lincoln Highway Corridor?/York Hospital’s changing look


This postcard is part of the York County, Pa., Heritage Trust’s extensive postcard collection – more than 1,300 of them – that is now online. They join these recently posted collections: Bibles, Dempwolf architectural drawings and York City Streets and Alleys images available via this search. These are not the first collections available on the Heritage Trust’s  website. But they are certain to be popular topics for researchers and fans of county history. Yorkblogger June Lloyd, retired Heritage Trust archivist, assesses these recently posted online collections below. Also of interest: More about Silver Lake – How mills and mill dams have been forever part of York County life.



Other neat, unrelated stuff from all over (if some photos don’t appear on mobile devices, please check on the date)  … .


Ed Laucks lives in Florida but stays connected to thing in York County via social media.

A recent YorkTownSquare story spawned this note from Ed:

“I saw the picture of York Hospital from the 1940’s. Do you or anyone out there know how long the front driveway was there? Was it still there in the 50’s? I remember being in the hospital when I was 7. That would have been 1954. I thinking that the drive was still there.

In my response, I directed Ed to this book on York Hospital’s history, suggesting he could get it via interlibrary loan or used off the Web.

I also suggested he contact the York County Heritage Trust and see if their researchers could easily turn up the answer.

If you know, please comment below.


Good points here: The Lincoln Highway Corridor that Terry Downs mentions below? My view: It clearly should be extended from Abbottstown to the Susquehanna. It’s never made sense that it stops at Abbottstown.

C’mon Yorkites… this traverses thru our York. Let’s put our Moxie out and give push to both have our President affirm…

Posted by Terrence Dutchie Downs on Friday, July 3, 2015


Just interesting: Remember the 20 mules of Borax fame?This story explains what that was all about: Borax Museum.


History Mystery: Digging where?

History Mystery: This image comes from an archaeological dig that took place several years ago in remote #YorkCountyPa….

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Sunday, July 5, 2015