Category Archives: Names of York

Apple pie and peach bread recipes from former Congressman George A. Goodling

Joan Concilio shares an early 1970s cookbook distributed by former U.S. Rep. George A. Goodling, a Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania. It included recipes for Dutch Kitchen Apple Pie and Peach Bread.

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Mail call: A note from Robert Ranhauser, A.B. Farquhar collector

A.B. Farquhar collector Robert Ranhauser shares some trivia about Farquhar, one of York, PA’s most famous industrialists.

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Ask Joan: Famous Faces edition

We’re launching a new feature here on Only in York County. Those who have been reading for a while might remember the Names of York series, which I wrote for more than a year, exploring the people behind some of … Continue reading

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A spotlight on former Pa. Governor George Leader: Joan goes to the antique store, part 3

You might remember that, during the Dover Fireman’s Fair in September, I mentioned you should check out the exhibit on former Gov. George Leader, the only Pennsylvania governor to date from York County. Well, I got rained out of the … Continue reading

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Names of York: Joseph Kennard

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Kennard-Dale High School in the South Eastern School District Who was it named after? Joseph Kennard was a Stewartstown man who, in 1807, received the patent for the land … Continue reading

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Names of York: Anthony Stewart

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Stewartstown, a borough in southeastern York County. Who was it named after? Anthony Stewart, one of the town’s original landowners, was the first postmaster of Stewartstown. Stewart was a … Continue reading

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Names of York: Samuel Small

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Small Athletic Field in York Who was it named after? The property’s 19th-century owners were P.A. and Samuel Small. Samuel Small, in particular, was an 1800s merchant in the … Continue reading

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Names of York: Crispus Attucks

This image of Crispus Attucks’ martyrdom during the Boston Massacre was published in Jim McClure’s “Nine Months in York Town.” More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Crispus Attucks Community Center in York Who was it … Continue reading

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Names of York: H.D. Sheppard and C.N. Myers

Sheppard-Myers Reservoir is seen in this 2008 photo by Meghan Gauriloff. More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Sheppard-Myers Field in Penn Township, the football stadium of Hanover Public High School; Sheppard-Myers Reservoir in Manheim Township; … Continue reading

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Names of York: Janet Kaltreider-Benfer and Dr. Kenneth Benfer

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Kaltreider-Benfer Library in Red Lion Who was it named after? Janet Kaltreider-Benfer and Dr. Kenneth Benfer, who donated the Kaltreider family’s home at South Charles Street and Broadway for … Continue reading

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