Monthly Archives: March 2009

More Photos of White Rose Amusement Park and Pool

Probably White Rose Amusement Park in the 1920s Another view of the park. Pool at White Rose Park. Closer view of the pool. Reading Jim McClure’s recent post on the White Rose Amusement Park and its huge swimming pool near … Continue reading

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East York Shooters Didn’t Hog the Whole Prize.

Lewis Miller drawing of a 600 pound York hog. Shooting matches have been popular in York County for many years. The prizes have changed somewhat–I don’t think anyone gives a live big fat pig like they did in the 1892 … Continue reading

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York County Had Foresters and Wood Choppers

Illustration from York Wood Choppers charter, 1898. I was recently asked about an 1899 York Press reference to Foresters and Wood Choppers. Sound like people connected to lumbering, right? Not when you consider the popularity of fraternal organizations in that … Continue reading

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Thompson’s School in Chanceford Township Holding Reunion

Fairview/Thompson’s Students and Teacher, c. 1905. The photo above shows students and teacher at Thompson’s School in Chanceford Township about 1905. The slate held by the boy in the middle of the front row, however, says “Fairview School, J. W. … Continue reading

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Nineteenth Century York County Swedenborgians?

The recent York Daily Record article about a new church in York, the Swedenborgians, also known as the New Church or Church of the New Jerusalem, rang a bell. Click here for the York Daily Record article. Members beliefs are … Continue reading

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York Furnace Bridge Wiped Out Twice

York Furnace Bridge piers, probably in the 1890s. Residents of “the lower end” of York and Lancaster counties thought they could beat winter weather in the 1850s by building a bridge across the Susquehanna River at York Furnace. The Lancaster … Continue reading

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Glen Rock Beats Depression

Portion of 1876 Pomeroy, Whitman map of downtown Glen Rock showing industries. Glen Rock, Pa. was really a booming manufacturing town a hundred years ago. It was among the York County towns that enjoyed the advantage by being located on … Continue reading

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Delta Marble Cutter Sues Over Rejected Tombstone

The January 30, 1900 York Press relates a lively little lawsuit filed by the stone cutter when his customer refused to take delivery. The case unfolded in the York County Common Pleas Court as reported below:

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York County “Lower End” Tavern Highly Recommended

Thomas Cooney didn’t let any modesty get in his way in his ad for his Chanceford Township public house in the October 30, 1855 York Gazette: As you can see below, he even went to uncommon lengths by including the … Continue reading

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York Young People Warned about the Evils of Sleighing Parties

York Young People Warned about Sleighing Parties Lewis Miller drawing of a sleighing party. You think our great-great-great-grandparents just sat around and played checkers? Yeah, right! The article below, from the January 22, 1850 York Peoples’ Advocate, gives you an … Continue reading

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