Monthly Archives: October 2007

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes Offered by York Merchant

One hundred years ago stylish shoes were just as important as they are today. A large illustrated ad for the B.A. Shorb Shoe Co., 24 West Market Street, appeared in the York Gazette in the fall of 1907. Good leather … Continue reading

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Party for a Leading African American Citizen of York

One hundred years ago this week the children of the A.M.E. Zion church on East King Street threw a party to celebrate the 72nd birthday of their beloved superintendent of 29 years. King Street school named for Aquilla Howard According … Continue reading

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Hermits in Hellam and Rabbits at Delta

One hundred and ten years ago this week, the Gazette noted the semi-annual visit of hermit Joel Strong of Hellam township to see his friend, Al Boll, of Ebner’s Cafe. It seems Mr. Strong walked the eight miles each way … Continue reading

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Win a new 1958 Renault Dauphine at the York County Shopping Center

That’s what the York County Shopping Center (now York Marketplace) on East Market Street was offering in celebration of its Second Anniversary fifty years ago. Does anyone know who won the brand new 1958 rear-engine Renault Dauphine automobile? It was … Continue reading

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York County’s Fabulous Fifties – or Not?

50 years ago, you could buy a three, five, seven, or nine-piece chrome or wrought-iron dinette set at York Supply Company, 43-45 West Market Street, starting at $39 to $50 for the set. While you were there, you might as … Continue reading

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York County’s Road of Remembrance

The Tribute Tree Committee appealed to the patriotism and generosity of York County citizens in this December 1919 York Gazette ad. A neighbor recently asked if I knew anything about the rows of sycamore trees still standing in places on … Continue reading

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York Woman’s Club Better Than Ever After 90 Years

The Woman’s Club of York (yes, it is Woman’s not Women’s) is rededicating its refurbished home this week. The club, in the 200 block of East Market Street, is celebrating its recovery from a disastrous fire a little over six … Continue reading

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Commerce & Government–Delicate Balance in Hanover

50 years ago, in 1957, Lawrence B. Sheppard, President of Hanover Shoe Company, opposed a Hanover council proposal to limit parking on Carlisle Street from Park Avenue to Library Place to three-hours. Mr. Sheppard warned that such an ordinance “… … Continue reading

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Apples, Always Apples in York County

50 years ago this week, Judith Brown, a 17-year-old senior at Kennard-Dale High School, was declared the winner of York County’s apple baking dessert contest. She competed against five other county high school students: Nancy Jones, Spring Grove, runner-up; Pauline … Continue reading

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A Look Back at York County History

The York Gazette & Daily arrived the same day it was printed, via the U.S. mail, in rural York County when I was growing up. That was most certainly the main reason my parents, and many others like them who … Continue reading

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