Monthly Archives: March 2012

Best Selling Authors Sell War Bonds in York–Part 2

In my last post I introduced four noted writers: Edna Ferber, Ogden Nash, Vincent McHugh and John Roy Carlson. They were in York on June 22, 1944 on behalf of the World War II Fifth War Loan Drive. The authors … Continue reading

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Best Selling Authors Come to York County for 1944 War Bond Rally

Among some papers recently donated to the York County Heritage Trust, library director Lila Fourhman-Shaull found a program for the Books and Authors War Bond Rally, held June 22, 1944 at William Penn Senior High School auditorium. It was sponsored … Continue reading

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York Little Theatre has offered entertainment and education since 1933

Since inception in 1933, members of York Little Theatre have put on just about any Broadway play you can think of. The early sixties were break out years for musicals, with the first YLT musical Knickerbocker Holiday, soon followed by … Continue reading

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Did York’s Camp Security Look Like This?

The public is invited by the Red Lion Area Historical Society to attend Jonathan Stayer’s program on Camp Security at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012. It is at St. John’s UCC, 161 N. Main St., Red Lion (rear entrance). … Continue reading

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York County native said to have captured J. W. Booth’s horse after Lincoln assassination

I’ve already told the story of Edman “Ned” Spangler, son of a York County sheriff and one of the so-called “Lincoln conspirators.” With all the recent to-do about the John Wilkes Booth bobble-heads that were on sale several Lincoln-related sites … Continue reading

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Where is James Smith’s original gravestone?

Does anyone know what happened to the original tombstone of James Smith, York’s Signer of the Declaration of Independence? Not the fancy one shown above, which was put up in 1850. It replaced an earlier stone, which was last seen … Continue reading

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York woman annoyed by neighbor’s catfish

Why would you have fish in your bathtub? That’s what a York woman and the local police were wondering, according to a June 10, 1949 Gazette and Daily report:

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