Monthly Archives: January 2009

Monaghan Farm Good Bargain in 1816

The real estate notice below, from the November 7, 1816 York Gazette, is a great example of the wealth of information available in newspapers from the past. Such descriptions are often detailed, giving us an idea of how our forebears … Continue reading

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Rain Strands Peach Bottom People at High Rock

There was a lot going on in the Delta area in October 1877, as reported to the York Press by their Delta correspondent. For example, temperance meetings were flourishing there. Sad news was received from the Black Hills that Dr. … Continue reading

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York Post Office Big Deal for Whole County

March, 1961 Gazette & Daily photos of Thanksgiving statues. (See end of post for current photos of the sculptures.) Some years ago my husband or I picked up a rectangular glass paperweight at a local antique mall. The label pasted … Continue reading

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York Democratic Press True to Democratic Party

Democratic Press Logo The York Democratic Press of 1841 was very Democratic, in the political sense of the word. The newspaper was extremely true to the Democratic Party, as you can tell by the way it listed candidates for the … Continue reading

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Bittersville Man Stumps “What’s My Line?” Panel

These York County people show up anywhere. A friend recently tipped me off on another one: You might remember the long-running panel show What’s My Line? The celebrity panelists were pretty sharp, guessing some pretty obscure occupations held by the … Continue reading

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Columbia Herald Calls for Tariff

When we are living through worrisome economic periods we tend to ignore that throughout the history of our country we have had many similar slumps and that we have always recovered to new prosperity. There have been different complicated causes … Continue reading

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York Progressive Dinner Progressed Along Tracks

The March 18, 1908 York Gazette shows that Yorkers could eat with the best of them, traveling from one menu to another by trolley. Progressive dinners were evidently in vogue at that time. The article relates that 12 couples thought … Continue reading

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There Was a York Imperial Cherry Too

York Imperial Cherries I keep coming across references to fruit with York County origins, which I don’t mind. I like fruit and this is a good place to grow fruit as well as enjoy eating it. The climate and soil … Continue reading

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The Good and the Bad in Glen Rock in 1938

Local news has always been avidly read in York County newspapers. A sampling from September 10, 1938 from Glen Rock includes vandalism on one hand but civic good on the other. The vandalism appears under the heading: “School Board Scolds … Continue reading

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York Berger Family Musicians Make It Big

The Musical Berger Family: Anna, Fred, Louisa and Henry York County has a rich musical background, both in spawning home-grown musicians and as a regular stop for traveling musical performers for the last hundred years or two. I just received … Continue reading

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