Monthly Archives: June 2011

York Widow’s 1798 Inventory Shows People Had a Lot of Stuff 200 Years Ago

York County Heritage Trust’s free summer organ concerts on the Tannenberg organ are held every Friday from 12:15 to 12:45 beginning Friday, July 8. They will continue through July and August, thanks to the York Chapter, American Guild of Organists. … Continue reading

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Old York Post Office Photos

Detail on corner tower My recent post detailed the history of the 1895 York Post Office, designed by nationally-known architect Willoughby Edbrooke, while he was serving as the Supervising Architect for the U.S. Treasury Department. Beaver Street facade Many of … Continue reading

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More on York’s Architecturally Significant 1895 Post Office

Northeast corner of Philadelphia and Beaver Streets today The Lighthouse Youth Center Ministry of the York Rescue Mission has been operating its worthy programs out of the impressive building above at the corner of West Philadelphia and North Beaver Streets … Continue reading

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York County and the Head Copperhead

During the Civil War “Peace Democrats” were also known as “Copperheads.” There are a couple of explanations for the term applied to those Northern Democrats who opposed the Civil War and wanted to see the country reunited, even if it … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Connecting Links

First peacetime issue of Connecting Links In recent posts, I have been transcribing some World War I news from the American Chain Company’s newsletter/magazine Connecting Links. Here are a few more connections: I was struck by the emphasis on patriotism … Continue reading

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York County World War I Soldier Writes Home with Humor

Flag Day, marks York County Heritage Trust’s opening of Front Porch to Front Lines. Admission will be free for the June 14 opening with activities all day and evening, starting at 10 a.m. In the meantime, below is another letter … Continue reading

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York Workers Pause for D-Day Prayers

D-Day Service for York Naval Ordnance workers (Courtesy York County Heritage Trust) A couple of my recent posts were taken from the World War I newsletter/magazine Connecting Links, put out for former employees serving in the military and home front … Continue reading

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A Different View from Camp Security Area Site

View of the Schultz House from top of field I recently attended the Springettsbury Township officially announcing that the township has acquired the former Rowe farm. This acquisition preserved 115 undeveloped acres, the largest intact part of the 280 original … Continue reading

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