The ABCs of York County: An index of winners

The ABCs of York County series started as an experiment on this blog. In late 2009. I’d noticed that when I posted about the county’s icons – you know, like our potato-chip makers? – I’d get tons of reader comments.

So, I wondered, is there a way to identify just what those icons are? I turned the question over to the blog’s readers and figured out a plan – we’d work our way through the alphabet and use polling – admittedly unscientific – to determine a “winner” for each letter.

I started by taking suggestions for the best “A” of York County for a week. Then, I posted those suggestions as poll choices and allowed readers a week to cast their votes and to make their “B” nominations. The following week, I announced the “A” winner, kicked off the “B” voting, and started taking “C” suggestions. And off we went, following that format through the alphabet.

Some letters were a little hard to get nominations for. Some of the results were surprising. But, by the time we wrapped up this summer, I realized we’d created a pretty good list of the things that make York County great.

Here are the winners, so you can see for yourself. Agree? Disagree? Leave comments with your thoughts!

A

Agricultural Fair

B

Bricker’s French Fries

C

Chicken-corn soup

D

Dippy eggs

E

Eastern Market

F

Fastnachts

G

Glatfelter

H

Harley-Davidson

I

Indian Rock Dam

J

Jim McClure won originally, but the polls for these are left open, and I came back to this entry to realize he’s now tied with John Rudy County Park!

K

Kiwanis Lake

L

Lincoln Highway

M

Martin’s Potato Chips

N

Nixon Park

O

Olde York Street Fair

P

Pinchot State Park

Q

Queen Street

R

Rutter’s is now winning, but it was originally tied with Rehmeyer’s Hollow!

S

Susquehanna River

T

Texas Hot Weiners

U

Utz Potato Chips

V

Valencia Ballroom

W

White Rose

X

105.7 the X

Y

York Barbell (and the York Barbell spinning man!)

Z

Zimmy’s Pool

See the full-color poster depicting the ABC winners

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