Monthly Archives: September 2010

York’s First Newspaper–The Pennsylvania Gazette

York County was forever changed when the British occupied Philadelphia, then the capital of the recently united states, in 1777. Continental Congress needed a fairly safe place to meet, eventually settling into a small town 100 miles to the west, … Continue reading

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Fairs Banned in York

The 2010 York Fair is wrapping up tomorrow. I see they are literally going out with a bang, in fact, with lots of bangs, since tomorrow evening’s grandstand entertainment is a demolition derby. I included the following comment by Lewis … Continue reading

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Lewis Miller’s York Fair–1801

Lewis Miller drew the fair of his childhood in the drawing above. The caption reads: Yearly Market, or publick fare. Held in the Borough of York, June 9th, 1801, the[y] had privilege of a stated yearly market. Carter & Glossbrenner’s … Continue reading

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Races and Burgers Found at York Fair

Click here for a one-minute video clip of the races by Bil Bowden for the York Daily Record/York Sunday News. Well, I accomplished my mission last evening of going to the York Fair and having a Bury’s hamburger and seeing … Continue reading

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York Fair–Fun, Food, Family and Friends

Chicken judging at York Fair, 1947 Time again for the York Fair. This year I hope to get there to sample in person two things I have included in posts the past year–harness racing and Bury’s hamburgers. It’s been a … Continue reading

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Yorkers Liked to Drink Their Fruit

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve come across some interesting items while doing research for my presentation on York County agricultural history at York County Heritage Trust on Saturday, such as the Lewis Miller drawing above of Colonel … Continue reading

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York Cow Is in the Corn

While looking for illustrations for my PowerPoint presentation on York County agriculture next Saturday at York County Heritage Trust, I came across the Lewis Miller drawing above. I think it’s a pretty amusing example of what might be called “York … Continue reading

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