Monthly Archives: November 2010

York Newspaper Contributors Had to Meet Editor’s Standards

Newspapers were the only media outlet in the 19th century and politics often had the most extensive coverage. Even though some papers in the 19th century claimed to be unbiased in theie coverage, most were not. They were emphatic in … Continue reading

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New Book on York County, Pennsylvania Mills

Biesecker’s Mill on the Little Conewago York County Heritage Trust will launch its latest publication, Millers’ Tales: The Mills of York County, this Saturday, November 27 with a public program. The event will be held a 1 p.m. at the … Continue reading

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Racehorses Always Popular in York County

Lewis Miller drawing of 1804 York horserace I was intrigued to see that the famous stallion Smarty Jones will be staying just a couple of miles from me for a while. Ghost Ridge Farms, 860 Dietz Rd., York (between Longstown … Continue reading

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Copper Mines in Northern York County

1876 York County atlas showing ore mines east of Dillsburg Did you know about the copper mines in Carroll Township near Dillsburg? According to a Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society (NYCHAPS) display, the area had 21 iron ore … Continue reading

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Letter Writer Questions York County Commissioners

Why did Lowmaster get the contract from the York County Commissioners to build a bridge if Webb’s bid was $500 lower? ($500 in 1826 would be equivalent to about $12,000 today.) That’s what the writer of a letter to the … Continue reading

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York County Author’s Work Featured on HBO’s Wartorn 1861-2010

At 9 p.m. tonight HBO is airing for the first time a new documentary, Wartorn 1861-2010. It is on what we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The affliction was labeled melancholy, hysteria or insanity in the Civil War … Continue reading

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New Info on the Hellam Potato Chip Factory

Later Bailey’s Hellam Foods potato chip factory Some time ago I did a series of posts on York County potato chip history. Several friends fondly remembered the Hellam factory, so I pieced information together, based on their reminiscences and what … Continue reading

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Help Write York County History

Like to write? Know some interesting incident or aspect related to the history of York County, PA? The Journal of York County Heritage was recently launched as part of the 10th Anniversary celebration of York County Heritage Trust, which initially … Continue reading

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Simon Einstein Celebrates Election Win with Cabbages

Lewis Miller drawing of Einstein and his cabbages Yesterday’s post told how early York County Democrat Simon Einstein [Anstine] was successfully elected on his own ticket to the Pennsylvania General Assembly when fellow Democrats left him off the official slate. … Continue reading

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Simon Einstein Splits York County Democratic Party

Lewis Miller drawing of Windsor Democrat Simon Einstein Politics and politicians have been at the top of the news throughout the history of our country. York County was no different from any other area, with rampant mudslinging and infighting. Newspapers … Continue reading

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