Monthly Archives: July 2010

Another Bury’s Secret Hamburger Sauce Recipe

Bury’s on W. Philadelphia St., December 1941 (Sweigert photo) Fellow blogger Jim McClure has included several recipes, all different, in his posts that people have declared were the authentic ones used by the Bury brothers in their York County restaurants. … Continue reading

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“Trolley Smashup at Spry”

The Spry trolley station was called the Chanceford station because it crossed the Chanceford turnpike there. January 3, 1906 newspaper headlines reported another serious trolley accident on the York Railways Line that ran from York through Spry, Dallastown, Red Lion … Continue reading

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York, Dallastown, Red Lion, Windsor and Bittersville Trolley Line

First trolley in Red Lion I’m a bit too young to remember the trolleys, but there are still a lot of people around in York County that do remember when it was easy to get around on the various York … Continue reading

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Trolley car wrecks common in York County

Early 1900s York Railways trolley I received an email with an image of a photo postcard of a trolley wreck in York Township between Spry and Dallastown in 1907. I started doing some research on it and was surprised at … Continue reading

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Did Nixon Say “I Am Not a Crook” in Answer to York Native Journalist’s Question?

It seems that a good many distinguished journalists have had York County ties, either having been born and raised here or gained experience at one of the local papers. One example is York-born journalist Dick Smyser, well known in the … Continue reading

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York Manufacturers Hoped to Resume Lost Russian Trade

1905 was one of the most turbulent years in Russian history. York manufacturers had evidently had quite a brisk trade going on with buyers in Russia before a tariff was enacted a few years before. The York companies were again … Continue reading

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York County Native Develops Bent Fello

You know my theory–dig deep enough in just about any subject and you’ll find a York County connection. That’s why we named my blog Universal York–York County, center of the universe. Here is another example, gleaned from an article in … Continue reading

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York Poet Looks Back to Boyhood Harvest

I suppose it’s human nature to look back to the “good old days.” They might not have been so great, but time makes them seem so. I was reminded of this when I stopped to take the photo above of … Continue reading

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Another York County History Clue

Historical research is so intriguing because it is all about making discoveries and solving mysteries. You just never know when that ah-ha moment is going to happen. A friend showed me the watercolor portrait above recently. It is attributed to … Continue reading

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