Ice on the Susquehanna

Ice on the Susquehanna is a femme fatale—mysteriously beautiful and potentially dangerous. More than once, this…

Then & Now: Wagner’s 1830 Borough of York

In 1830, artist William Wagner created a series of 38 watercolors that accurately showed how York…

March 26 & 27: Tunnels of Enola Group Hikes

Join Adam Zurn on March 26 OR March 27 at 1 pm for the adventure of…

Brief History of the Atglen & Susquehanna Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad

In 1903, the Pennsylvania Railroad began an ambitious three-year engineering project which ran through Lancaster County,…

April 18: Mysterious Petroglyphs of Safe Harbor Presentation & Book of Secrets Adventure Kick-Off

Join me at the Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy for an exciting double-header event on Monday,…

Art: William Wagner’s 1821 Map of Lancaster County

If you enjoy old maps the way I do, you will love this one of Lancaster…

1852: Winter so cold the railroad ran tracks across a frozen Susquehanna

The winter of 1852 froze the Susquehanna at Havre De Grace solid. This presented a problem…

Enjoy this Safe Harbor Visitor’s Guide and Map from 1989

During a recent tour of Safe Harbor Dam, I picked up a copy of the company's…

Armchair Explorer: Inside the Bowels of Safe Harbor Dam

I got an early Christmas present this year when a friend gave me what felt like…

Armchair Explorer: Fishing Creek’s Murder House

After writing a story about a headless singing ghost rumored to haunt Fishing Creek, several people…