Monthly Archives: August 2010

Hope for Camp Security Preservation

Virginians (camp shown above) didn’t want to give up prisoners-of-war, but we got them I am encouraged that Springettsbury Township has approved some funds to aid in the acquisition of the land known as the Rowe farm. Part of Camp … Continue reading

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York’s Car History Commemorated at YOW

A friend just emailed me the photo above. It’s a commemorative decanter, shaped like a 1903 York-made six-wheeled Pullman automobile. The decanter was issued Michter’s Distillery near Schafferstown, Lebanon County, in the 1970s. Michter’s was perhaps the oldest still-operating distillery … Continue reading

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Museum Opened in Honor of York County Native

Barn at Rock Ford, site of Henry Kauffman Museum A friend, who is active in the Lower Windsor Township Historical Society, called my attention to the reopening of the Henry Kauffman collection at Rock Ford Plantation in Lancaster. She pointed … Continue reading

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York County Farming Was Very Different in 19th Century

Reapers, cutting grain or hay with scythes or sickles, were followed by young women and boys raking and stacking the harvest. York artist Henry Barratt captured Pennsylvania German life of the first half of the 19th century in the illustrations … Continue reading

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York and Columbia Prisoners “Make a Run for It”

Constables had their hands full a century ago, according to the 1907 York newspaper clipping below. It seems that a constable went to Columbia to arrest an individual wanted in York the same day a Columbia constable came looking for … Continue reading

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York Countians Have Always Loved to Buy Books

This week marks the 10th annual Book Blast at the York County Heritage Trust Agricultural & Industrial Museum, 217 West Princess Street. Thousands and thousands of gently used books are available at very low prices. There is also a specially … Continue reading

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York’s Bury’s Famous Hamburgers Legend Lives on.

The statistics in this undated clipping refer just to York Fair sales Last week I posted still another recipe for Bury’s secret hamburger sauce. There are many versions that are supposed to authentic, but very few people really know the … Continue reading

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Church Picnic Time at St. Luke

It’s St. Luke picnic time again. On August 5th I’ll be dishing out quarts and quarts of excellent chicken corn and ham bean soup for a good part of the day at the take-out window. Many picnic goers enjoy a … Continue reading

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