Monthly Archives: August 2017

Wrapping up summer and moving into fall in York County

Only in York County readers share memories of the York Fair, talk about rodeos including the upcoming Wellsville Frontier Days rodeo on Labor Day, and discuss a 1944 Daily Vacation Bible School.

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Musical memories from York County, PA: A fall miniseries, Part 1

Readers of Only in York County seek information on an early 1900s mandolin band, share information about former American Legion musicals in York, PA, and describe shows at the Valencia Ballroom during the Big Band era.

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Ask Joan: Shoe House vacation, Happy Johnny’s Gang and more

In this edition of Ask Joan, Only in York County readers talk about Happy Johnny’s Gang, Tales From the Tomb, staying at the Haines Shoe House, Chantiles Parking Lot, Willow Beach Park in Hanover and more.

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Memories of Valley View Park and the Finchers continue

Readers share memories of “Shorty” and “Sallie” Fincher and “Slim” and “Ginger” Novin, all part of musical acts at Valley View Park in Hellam Township in the 1940s and 1950s, including their given names and some history of the park.

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