When the old York Valley Inn stood in Springettsbury Township
Linked in/Neat stuff: An electric Harley bike?/Long list of Civil War markers
This post card view shows the York Valley Inn sitting a short distance to the southeast of where Panera Bread operates today in Springettsbury Township. In the 1960s, the old 18th-century inn got in the way of progress, and a wider road spelled a decision point for its owners. An interesting solution emerged: Dismantle it and move reassemble part of it as an office – at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens in York Township. (See below). This postcard comes form a photo gallery of about 75 postcards on YDR.com. Also of interest: See this bird’s-eye view of the old inn.
Other neat stuff from all over … .
Everyone knows about the trademark sound of a Harley motorcycle. So wonder how an electric Harley-Davidson bike will sound when they hit the streets in a few years.
Cliff Satterthwaite captured this sceen in 1962 of a bluegrass group playing on a on rainy day on the York County Courthouse steps. ‘Don’t know whether planned or incidental but love it when I accidentally come upon happenings like this,’ he wrote.
Marker dedication: The public is invited to a observance of a marker for an unknown black fighting man who died in the Wrightsville trenches fighting a Conferate onslaught in late-June 1863. Check out the details: Mount Pisgah Cemetery. And on the topic of Civil War recognitions, we can thank Scott Mingus for pointing out this Civil War historical marker database.
Throwback Thursday: Making sure you’re keeping up with the Throwback Thursday series on GameTimePa..com. This one features the 1968-69 Susquehannock boys basketball team.
History mystery: Join in this popular quiz, from the YDR’s Facebook page: