Monthly Archives: February 2009

York County Native American Sites Finally Saved

The last two known York County Susquehannock Indian sites have recently been safely preserved. The illustration above is from Herman Moll’s 1720 map of North America, in the collection of the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives. It is very similar … Continue reading

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Charcoal Heated Iron All the Rage in York

I hate to iron clothes and I do as little of it as possible. On the other hand, I don’t like to wear wrinkled clothing, so sometimes I do break out the steam iron. I remember when people actually ironed … Continue reading

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York’s People’s Advocate Tries to Be All Things

People’s Advocate Masthead, June 21, 1853 Politics are just as popular as ever. Now we can get out political fix on 24-hour cable channels and the internet as well as radio and television stations and the newspapers. Trouble is, except … Continue reading

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President Taft Addresses York Crowd from Back of Train

York County has had a good share of visits from U.S. Presidents. In one of a series of recent posts on presidential visits to York County, Jim McClure mentioned that William Howard Taft spoke to Yorkers from the back of … Continue reading

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York Post Office Statues Show Spiritual Side

York Post Office Sculptures A recent post on the sculptures inside the front doors of the downtown York Post Office dwelt on their artistic and historical value. I received an email from a friend pointing out their spiritual qualities. Click … Continue reading

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