Monthly Archives: December 2011

York County Goes West

Where did all those people to the west of us come from? A lot of their families started out here, in south central Pennsylvania, a couple of hundred years ago. Some of them: the Morrows, the Ruhls and the Kinselys … Continue reading

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York’s Trinity United Methodist Church Plans Repairs

I just heard that York’s Trinity United Methodist Church is about ready to submit a plan to York City to repair the building at 241 East King Street. They are still planning to sell the building, as the congregation has … Continue reading

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Happy New Year with More Century-old Postcards

I hope you all have the best New Year ever. Here a few more of the popular New Year’s postcards from the beginning of the last century. They are from the Library/Archives collections at York County Heritage Trust. Assistant Librarian … Continue reading

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Old New Year’s Postcards from York County Heritage Trust

Over the years folks have donated thousands of postcards to the York County Heritage Trust Library. Many are the scenic type, depicting local towns or specific buildings. The collection also has a large number of the holiday type, sent like … Continue reading

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York Christmas Fair Inspires Winterthur Exhibit

Touring the wonderful Christmas displays at Winterthur Museum has become part of my annual holiday celebration. I was thrilled Sunday to hear the Winterthur guide tell us that the very first area we were touring this year was based on … Continue reading

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York WASP Veteran Story Told in California Newspaper

It was 1941. Young York podiatrist Mary Reineberg knew how to fly, so off she went to offer her services to her country. The odds of being chosen were high, but Mary made the grade and became a member of … Continue reading

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Garden cemeteries come to York County

Why aren’t some of the gravestones in the cemetery between Canadochly Lutheran Church and Canadochly Reformed Church in Lower Windsor Township lined up in straight rows like those in the rest of the cemetery? The answer seems to be connected … Continue reading

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