Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Hometown Visit - York, PA

Friday, 17 October 2008

Sheetz gasoline truck heading West up Cresson mountain on Route 22 early on Friday morning.

One of several motorcycles park outside St. Mary's Church during the funeral service for John Beverly Day "Doc" Skennanto

Haines Shoe House, Hellam, PA.

Over the years there have been at least 6 bridges and many ferries that took travelers across this wide, shallow area of the Susquehanna River. The first bridge across the Susquehanna River was finished in 1814. It was, at 5,690 feet, the longest covered bridge in the world. The bridge was burnt June 28, 1863 by Union soldiers and the residents of Wrightsville to keep the Confederate troops from invading Lancaster County and Harrisburg just days prior to the battle at Gettysburg. These bridge supports are all that remain.

Route 30 bridge over the Susquehanna River, one of two bridges which still connect York and Lancaster Counties. It by-passes downtown Wrightsville, PA.

This bridge, which is about a quarter mile or so down river from the bridge in the previous picture, connects Wrightsville, PA and Columbia, PA.

Canoeing on the Susquehanna River.

Work boat on Lake Clarke along the Susquehanna River.

Light house at Long Level Marina on Lake Clarke. The lake was created when Safe Harbor Dam was built in the 1930's.

Creek flowing into the Susquehanna River.

The next three photographs were taken of an old barn along Bull Run Road on the way to Indian Steps Museum.

Indian Steps Museum
sits along the banks of the Susquehanna River.

Leaves in the pond at Indian Steps Museum, enhanced slightly in PhotoShop.

Close-up of the carving on an indian totem pole at Indian Steps Museum.

1850's farm house

A view from Samuel S. Lewis State Park. When I was a Boy Scout we would attend jamborees here.

This is the best view of the Susquehanna River that you can find in this area.

Saturday, 17 October 2008

Iraq and Afghanistan War memorial flags at Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA.

Unfortunately, this display just keeps growing. There is a flag for every solider kill in the conflicts.

There is nothing like fall shopping at the York Central Market because of all the fresh fruits and vegetables brought in by the local farmers.

Take Five Expressso Bar coffee shop inside the Central Market, York, PA.

Courtyard behind Central Market along Clark Street and Cherry Lane.

Roofline as seen from the alley behind the farmers market.

Double span railroad bridge over the Codoras Creek, York, PA.

Two different views of Trinity Lutheran Church along Linden Avenue in York.

This old house, also along Linden Avenue, is about 90% restored to its original condition.

Edgar Fahs Smith Junior High School
Back when I was a student here this was known as a junior high school. It is now also a middle school.

At approximately 2:15 on Saturday afternoon, the alarm went off in the Comfort Inn located on North George Street in Manchester Township. The alarm sounded due to a fire in the hotel's laundry room. The following pictures chronicle the event. Two hours later we were able to return to our rooms to grab what we needed. In the forty years since I left home, this is only the second time we've stayed in a hotel when visiting my family and it is the second time that the hotel we were staying in caught fire....We have now resolved to never again stay in a hotel in York.

Smoke coming out of the laundry near the hotel lobby.

The first of a half dozen fire engines who responded from the City of York to the south and Manchester Township to the north.

Having been born in and spent my early years in North York, this is the first time in my 62 years that I ever shot a picture of one of their fire trucks.

Water central.

Moving hoses to the inside of the Comfort Inn.

Sovereign Bank Stadium, home of the York Revolution baseball team.


Herman said...

Great pictures of the bridges. I lived in that area for four years at the start of my teaching career in Columbia before returning to the area. I enjoyed the view from on the high school in Columbia.

dancan said...

Born in Spangler @ Miner's Hospital in 1950. A member of the Cantaloupe family. Was in the way back machine looking for . . .

See in one of the photos a relative was mayor of the now North Cambria.


Daniel Cantelope
Troy, MT

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