Tag Archives: memories

A log house in York and fastnacht follow-ups

An Only in York County reader asks about a small log house tucked amid larger buildings in the City of York, and readers share their fastnacht memories and stories.

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Ask Joan: A photo question about York T&T

Reader Bob Finke shared an image of a metal York T&T plate – no, not dynamite; instead, it stood for York Telephone and Telegraph, a former phone provider in York, PA.

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Some fastnacht fun for the week of Fat Tuesday

Reader Paul A. Neiman of Dover shares memories and a newspaper article about his late mother’s fastnacht-making tradition, and we seek other York County fastnacht stories.

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Pictures and postcards from Dover, PA

Reader Maravene (Codd) Covert shared photos of the square in Dover, PA, through the years.

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Ask Joan: The “Big changes, but not really?” edition

The Feb. 5, 2015, edition of Ask Joan talks about smierkase, schnitz and knepp, The Web, a gas-line explosion and the history of the York Haven area of York County, PA.

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A photo from York Hoover Body and Casket

A reader shared a photo of employees of York Hoover Body and York Hoover Casket taken in 1941.

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Memories of York County’s Tom Thumb weddings

York County readers share their stories of Tom Thumb weddings among children in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Another sampling of York County memories: W.T. Grant, 1500 Club and more

Only in York County readers share memories of the 1500 Club and The Washington House, as well as a photo from the former Mount Zion School.

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Kicking of 2015 with a smattering of York County memories

Readers share their memories of former York County, PA, locales, including the 1500 Club; Joe, the Motorists’ Friend; the Hiway Theater; Playland roller-skating rink; the A&P; and more.

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Ask Joan: Belated birthday edition

The Dec. 4, 2014, edition of Ask Joan follows up on the history of what is now City View Lofts in North York, PA, and seeks information on Pudd’s crab cakes and a recipe for fastnachts.

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