Monthly Archives: January 2012

York Soldier gassed in France

On November 29, 1918, Cornelius L. Stambaugh wrote back home from a military hospital in Toul, France, where he was recovering from being gassed, to his friend Daniel Hildebrand. He sent the letter in care of the Gazette and Daily, … Continue reading

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From York to La Scala

Leonardo (Lee) Wolovsky was a well-known bass-baritone opera star, acclaimed in this country, and even more so in Europe, where he lived and worked for many years, appearing with the likes of Maria Callas and gracing the stage of many … Continue reading

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Adams Express connected York County with the rest of the world

When researching regional history, you often come across the name of Adams Express. From the mid-nineteenth century until World War I, that is how private citizens and businesses shipped items large and small. Think of them as Parcel Post, Priority … Continue reading

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More mid-twentieth century York restaurants

Two of the restaurants York County Heritage Trust Assistant Librarian Victoria Miller has included in her case exhibit of 1930s-1960s photos (see previous post) bring back memories in my family. Maybe yours too? I remember the Ramona Restaurant, mostly how … Continue reading

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Remember these York restaurants?

Remember getting all dressed up to go out for a good dinner with the family or the place you ate all those hamburgers, fries and milkshakes when you were a teenager? York County Heritage Trust Assistant Librarian Victoria Miller has … Continue reading

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Many Fraktur were made for York County area children

I am doing research for an article I’m writing on the prolific York County Fraktur artist Daniel Peterman, who did the certificate above. So far I have recorded 79 examples of his work. His hand-down Taufscheine (Birth and Baptismal Certificates) … Continue reading

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York Merchant Offers Combo Plant Stand/Step Ladder

This one must be included in the “what were they thinking” category. The full-page ad above is from a late 19th century York, Pa. city directory–it shows Samuel Dick’s “Daisy” folding flower stand. Mr. Dick was selling it at his … Continue reading

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Yorker William Gibson Barely Survived San Francisco Mutiny

William Gibson came from a talented York family. His great-grandfather, Dr. David Jameson, was a colonel during Revolutionary times. Grandfather Horatio Gates Jameson was a distinguished physician and surgeon. Mother Elizabeth Jameson was said to be one of the two … Continue reading

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