Monthly Archives: July 2009

York County Public Sales Dangerous to Health?

When I was a child my mother always made sure I was dressed for the weather. In winter my coat was buttoned, a hat or scarf covered my head, mittens were on my little hands and my shod feet stuffed … Continue reading

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Red Lion Man Present at Tojo Suicide Attempt

It’s amazing where York County people turn up. As I posted earlier, a friend gave me some original copies of Red Lion Echoes, a small paper meant for the service people from the Red Lion area during World War II … Continue reading

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Sunday School Picnics Still Thrive in York County

Reno and Craley children at St. Luke picnic, c.1920. When I was a child, just about every country church had a picnic grove in which they held the annual Sunday School Picnic. Many churches carry on the tradition. In fact, … Continue reading

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York’s Tannenberg Organ

Lewis Miller drawing of Tannenberg and his last organ. Many of us are familiar with the beautiful 1804 Tannenberg organ at the York County Heritage Trust. Free public concerts are given on the organ each year during July and August … Continue reading

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Two Colonels from Yoe

A friend recently gave me a some copies of Red Lion Echoes to pass on to the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives. Her father-in-law was the editor of the newsletter, which was: “Published monthly by the Citizens of Red Lion … Continue reading

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Potato Chips Go Back a Long Way in York County

1940s era Bon-Ton Potato Chip photo captioned “Cooking Unit.” A fire in the potato chip line at Bickel’s Snack Foods in York recently made the news. While looking through a photo file the other day at the York County Heritage … Continue reading

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The Freedom Train and Liberty Bell in York, 1948

York’s Liberty Bell at the Freedom Train Stop The other evening I was talking to a childhood friend who now lives in California. She said that her son and his family, who have just moved to Pennsylvania, recently visited the … Continue reading

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Yorker Finds Gold in California

Wood’s Creek, Jamestown, California. I just got back from a couple of weeks touring California and want to share one of the highlights of the trip. Of course, it had a York County connection. Was it visiting Alcatraz? No, the … Continue reading

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