Monthly Archives: January 2010

York City Market Lives on in Photos

Image from 1879 York City Market stock certificate My most recent post was on the impressive York City Market house on South Duke street. The site took up a full quarter of a city block, bounded also by Princess street … Continue reading

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York’s City Market Was an Architectural Wonder

Old photo of original Dempwolf drawing of City Market Over the past month or so I have been occasionally writing about York’s market houses. Central Market and the Penn Street Farmers Market still operate in their original nineteenth century buildings. … Continue reading

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York’s Carlisle Avenue Market Didn’t Last Long

Carlisle Avenue Market building today It’s time to get back to my “York Market House Series.” So far I have covered markets which still exist: Downtown Central Market, Farmers or Penn Street Market and New Eastern Market. I also did … Continue reading

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York County Women Capture German Prisoners

The July 12, 1944 front page of the Gazette and Daily shows two smiling women looking over the gate to the back yard at their farm near Indian Rock dam. Their adventure of the day before started when two men … Continue reading

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Mystery Baton/Cane/Walking Stick and Derby Hat from York County

Does anyone know what H&B could stand for on this cane? Last Saturday a gentleman brought it into the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives to see if he could figure it out, perhaps by finding an organization with those initials. … Continue reading

Posted in 1900s, organizations, parades, Secret Societies, Universal York, Windsor Township, York County, York Township | 2 Comments

York Flour Mill Burned, but Not by Confederates

Pass issued to Samuel Small by General Early’s aide-de-camp. Did one of P.A. & S. Small’s grist mills burn during the Civil War? Yes. Was it burned by the General Jubal Early’s Confederate soldiers? No. Fellow blogger Scott Mingus has … Continue reading

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Glen Rock Company Made High End Furniture

In response to a previous post on York County furniture manufacturers, a couple of people commented on the Glen Traditionals furniture manufacturer in Glen Rock. They made quality French Provincial or Italian style furniture with ornate carving. Their furniture was … Continue reading

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York Hospital Benefit Cook Book a Big Hit

In 1916 the York Hospital Womens Auxiliary published a cookbook as a fundraiser. They gathered the recipes and household hints, and convinced hundreds of businesses from all over York County to buy ads in the book. Some national food related … Continue reading

Posted in 1910s, advertising, cooking, food, hospitals, Universal York, York County | 2 Comments

York Powwow Doctor Said to Have Largest Practice in Pennsylvania

Powwow healing was very much a custom in York County well up into the twentieth century. There still may be some “powwow doctors” in the traditionally Pennsylvania Dutch (Pennsylvania German) counties, including York County. Powwow seems to be a word … Continue reading

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Wrightsville Area Canner Pioneers Canned Potpie

Early commercial canners started out preserving vegetables. As techniques improved, it was inevitable that the heating and sealing process would be used for other foods. The photo above, from the November 13, 1950 York Dispatch, shows three women, Mrs. Lillie … Continue reading

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