Monthly Archives: February 2012

York County directories contain a wealth of information

Old “City Directories,” which eventually covered small towns, suburbs and even rural areas are invaluable sources for researching the past. You can find out where your family members lived and worked; businesses, manufacturers, professionals, local government, churches and social organizations … Continue reading

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1913 Pennsylvania Civil War Pension Act–Part 2.

My last post was a transcription of an April 1913 letter to the editor of the Harrisburg Patriot from Civil War veteran George S. Anderson. He made it plain that he had a low opinion of the Pennsylvania legislators who … Continue reading

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York County Civil War Veteran Wants Nothing to Do with State Pension.

Civil War veteran George S. Anderson of Rossville didn’t hesitate to express his opinion of the proposed Pennsylvania State Pension bill, or the legislators who favored it, as can be seen by his letter published April 26, 1913 in the … Continue reading

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Native York Playwright Had Early Interest in York County History

I was really pleased to see a packed house for Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies, his play set in York, Pa., at York Little Theatre on Sunday. It signals a great turn-around for the theater that was struggling not very long … Continue reading

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How timothy grass came to York County–who was Timothy?

I started out writing about a little tidbit tacked to an article about the York Imperial apple in the August 13, 1920 York Gazette and Daily. The subject was timothy grass–you know–the plant that is mown, along with clover, for … Continue reading

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Golden Glow Cafeteria Glows in York Memories

Food stands high in York County memories. Friend and former shop manager at York County Heritage Trust, Carl Preate, emailed me about the popular Golden Glow Cafeteria that was at 38 N. George St. in downtown York from 1928 to … Continue reading

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