Category Archives: Southern

Ask Joan: Wow, lots of memories edition

The March 23, 2013, edition of Ask Joan features follow-ups on Sleeger’s Furniture, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in southern York County, and some other former local businesses.

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Even more photos and memories of southern York County’s Besser’s

Betsy Baird shares a photo postcard of the former Besser’s Department Store in the Jacobus area, along the Susquehanna Trail south of York.

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Avoiding one snowstorm – and being hit by another

Bill Unger avoided the massive 1958 snowstorm in Stewartstown – but not one of the megastorms of the mid-1990s, of which he shares pictures.

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Ask Joan: Primary edition

I had an especially fun “Only in York County” earlier today, when I went to vote at my polling place, Normandie Ridge in West Manchester Township. As I was registering, I heard from a poll volunteer at the table: “Are … Continue reading

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Mail call: More Stewartstown snowstorm memories

Today’s letter comes to me from Jackie Tredway Korte of Red Lion, who you might remember sent me a clipping of some quotes from the 1950s. In her accompanying letter, Jackie talked about memories trigged by this post, in which … Continue reading

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Mail call: Remembering Besser’s, Bury’s and an outdoor theater

A newer correspondent wrote to me recently with memories of several places we’ve talked about; I am excited to be able to share! The letter comes from Pat (Patterson) Sanderson and her husband of 64 years, Ed. Pat writes, “Yes … Continue reading

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Mail call: Drive-in memories from Bill Unger

Today’s letter comes from William “Bill” Unger of Shrewsbury, who wrote to me earlier this month with some memories of various drive-ins around York County. Bill writes, “In 1955 I was a student at Susquehannock High School, in the 10th … Continue reading

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Mail call: More on Besser’s in southern York County

I’d asked before about memories of Besser’s on the old Susquehanna Trail in southern York County. Well, since then, I’ve heard a little about some, well, let’s just say “wink-wink-nudge-nudge” memories; let’s just say Besser’s was not always a subject … Continue reading

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Mail call: Gizzy’s history of the Yoe area

Today’s letter comes from a wonderful gentleman I’ve had the privilege to correspond with for a couple of years. His name is Gizz Davis and he titled his note, “Life in a small town.” He writes, “I love all of … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Another view of the miller’s house

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: The miller’s house at Wallace-Cross Mill in East Hopewell Township Submitted by: Melanie Wallace of West York Something interesting: You might remember the miller’s house from another reader photo … Continue reading

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