Category Archives: Central/Eastern

Musical memories from York County, PA: A fall miniseries, Part 3

Only in York County readers recall Valley View Park, the Prairie Pals, Happy Johnny and his Gang and many other York County, PA, musical memories.

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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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Ask Joan: Farquhar Park, Gingerich’s Menswear and more

Only in York County readers share memories of Farquhar Park, Avalong’s, the Christmas steam whistle concert, Gingerich’s Menswear and more.

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Memories of Vacation Bible School and York’s airmail service

Only in York County readers share a VBS photo from the 1940s, talk about a May Day song and game, and seek information on airmail delivery in York in the 1940s.

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Memories of the Avalong Dairy Bar, and a Hanover follow-up

An Only in York County reader shares memories of the former Avalong Dairy Bar in Springettsbury Township, and other readers follow up on questions about former Hanover businesses.

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