Aerial York Art Gallery

Thank you for visiting the first of many Washington Winnona Images Photo Galleries. The following is a preview of aerial pictures of York, Pennsylvania captured by Miles Jon Murdaugh over a period of slightly under a year. York, also known as Yorktown in the mid 18th to early 19th centuries, was founded in 1741 by settlers from the Philadelphia region and named for the English city of the same name. During the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), York served as the temporary capital of the Continental Congress. The Articles of Confederation were drafted and adopted in York, though they were not ratified until March 1781. Sister cities with Arles, France York styles itself the first Capital of the United States, the claim arises from the assertion that the Articles of Confederation was the first legal document to refer to the colonies as “the United States of America.”

After decades of decay flash forward to over the last 20 years and you can see how much of America’s first capital has undergone a major revitalization which still continues. Best captured from the air you can see the interconnectedness of people coming together from all kinds of personal and professional backgrounds breathing new life into the many parks, neighborhoods, nature, and landmarks across the York City and into the county. Known by some as the birthplace of the York Peppermint Paddy and perhaps unknown to many athletes, gyms and Olympians across the world for York Barbell. Whether you consider the Harley Davidson Motorcycles built in York crossing America’s and the world’s hIghways or the Caterpillar construction equipment built in York and used around the world you’ll be hard pressed to find entire small community as deeply rooted into America with such a global impact.

York City is home to Pennsylvania’s 11th largest population by size and York County ranks in at the 8th largest according to the 2012 U.S. Census. York is located in south central Pennsylvania just across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg International Airport and the state capital. Surprisingly, York’s closest major metropolitan city connection is Baltimore, MD just 45 minutes south by I-83 and not the more populated Philadelphia, PA and Pittsburgh, PA which can be traveled to via toll road or by train.

Stay tuned for more such as stories as well as past and upcoming shoots and events at these locations.


Penn Park, Memorial Park, Rocky Ridge Park, Girard Park, Farquhar Park, Foundry Park, Reid Menzer Skatepark


Downtown York, Continental Square, Pershing Ave, York College, South George St., Girard Ave, Northwest Triangle, West Market St.


Codorus Creek, Susquehanna River, Lake Redman, Heritage Rail Trail


Hotel Codorus, Lighthouse Youth Center/Gesthame Hall, York Hospital, Small Field at the Meadow, York Agriculture and Industrial Museum, Colonial Courthouse