Monthly Archives: March 2010

Top Hat–Another Potato Chip Made in York

Former Krispy Products/National Biscuit Company potato chip factory I thought I had pretty well exhausted the subject of commercial potato chip makers of York County. Then I visited my older brother in Florida a couple of weeks ago. He asked … Continue reading

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More Works of York Native Sculptor Charles Rudy

Charles Rudy’s Noah on Bronx Post Office Yesterday I asked an artist friend if he remembered York born and raised sculptor Charles Rudy. He not only remembered him, but he had taken a sculpture class that Rudy taught at the … Continue reading

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York’s Camp Security Known as Cuckoo’s Nest by Soldier

View of part of probable Camp Security area There is admittedly a lot we still don’t know about Camp Security, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t looking. Until more archaeological digs are done, we won’t know any more about … Continue reading

Posted in 1770s, 1780s, Camp Security, prisoners, Revolutionary War, soldiers, Universal York, York County | 2 Comments

Artist Charles Rudy, Native of York, Was Very Talented and Versatile

Charles Rudy working on Penn War Memorial I really enjoyed researching Charles Rudy for my recent York Sunday News column. (See below for full column.) There is a sizable file on Rudy at the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives. It … Continue reading

Posted in 1950s, 1960s, artists, sculptors, Universal York, York County | 2 Comments

Fawn Grove Fair Hosts 14 Southern York County Bands

Massed Bands in 1932 A friend recently shared a panoramic photograph taken by Hoffman Studio, Hanover. Part of it is shown above. The photo is captioned “Southern York County Band Association, Aug. 20, 1932.” He looked at the newspaper microfilm, … Continue reading

Posted in 1930s, bands, Brodbecks, Dallastown, entertainment, fairs, Fawn Grove, Felton, Glen Rock, Jefferson, New Salem, Penn Grove, Potosi, Rinley, Shrewsbury, Spry, Stiltz, Universal York, York County | 5 Comments

York Streets Better Now than 200 Years Ago

Ploughing George Street Along with spring comes potholes, and we grumble about the condition of streets and roads. The Lewis Miller drawing above might make you feel better. South George Street might develop the inevitable pothole now and then, but … Continue reading

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York County Winemaking Has a Long History

Mr. Odenwald of York holding a glass of wine I spent yesterday afternoon touring some of the wineries on the March 2010 Tour de Tanks event, part of the year round Uncork York Wine Trail. I was amazed at the … Continue reading

Posted in 1820s, 1830s, agriculture, Lewis Miller, Universal York, vineyards, wine making | 2 Comments

Recliners Popular in York County

1916 Zarfos Furniture ad Some of my past posts have been on York County furniture manufacturers, including George Dowdel’s bedbug-proof beds in the 1820s through Charles Strack’s furniture and coffins in the 1840s to the upscale Glen Traditionals in the … Continue reading

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