Monthly Archives: February 2010

Can Anyone Help Date This Piece of Glen Rock Furniture?

Glen Traditionals headboard In a response to my post on Glen Traditionals Furniture, Misty from Massachusetts emailed a photo of this ornate Glen Traditionals headboard. She would like to know about when it was made. If anyone can help, I … Continue reading

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York Native Artist Finds New Use for Sculpture

“Pekin Drake,” sculpture by Charles Rudy I have been doing research for a future York Sunday News column on York born and raised sculptor, Charles Rudy. I’ll share more on his life and works later, but considering the weather conditions … Continue reading

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Lots of York County Bakeries

Bakery ad from 1916 York Hospital Auxiliary Cookbook We tend to romanticize “the good old days” when Mom, or Grandma, or Great-grandma, lovingly baked wonderful breads and cakes, all from scratch. If those fine ladies were doing all the baking, … Continue reading

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York Bakery Offered Variety of Goods

Ad from 1916 York Hospital Auxiliary Cookbook I have been having a good time reading both the recipes and the local ads in the recently reprinted 1916 York Hospital Auxiliary Cookbook. Even though there were a good many recipes for … Continue reading

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Final Days of York City Market

Just a few more photos to share of the York City Market House. These show the poignant end of the story of one of architect J.A. Dempwolf’s most impressive buildings. The Gazette and Daily ran a full page story with … Continue reading

Posted in 1960s, architecture, food, markets, shopping, Universal York, York City, York County | 2 Comments

York County Had Lots of Snow in 1831

Sleighing party drawn by Lewis Miller I just sat down to blog about an entirely different subject when it struck me that I had never shared my February 2007 York Sunday News column on the big snowstorm of 1831. At … Continue reading

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Dr. Rewalt of Wrightsville a Forgotten Man

Rewalt family in Minnesota Much has been written about Mary Jane Magee Rewalt of Wrightsville. Confederate General John B. Gordon and his staff were treated to breakfast at her house in June 1863, after the rebel soldiers pitched in to … Continue reading

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York’s City Market House Was Built with Cathedral-like Beams

Trusses and hammer beams supporting City Market roof. My recent post chronicled the relatively short life (84 years) of York’s grand City Market House. I followed that up a few days later by posting photos of the imposing exterior. Several … Continue reading

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York Hatters Essential for York County Men

In a recent post I showed some of the women’s hats from the 19th and 20th centuries now on exhibit at York County Heritage Trust. Some are rather outlandishly decorated, including a couple adorned with whole stuffed birds. In the … Continue reading

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