Monthly Archives: May 2012

York’s Penn Park Fountain Remembered

I’ve always loved fountains–the bigger, the better. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the towering Rebecca at the Well fountain that graced Penn Park from 1898 to 1968. I grew up in rural York County–we came into town to shop when I … Continue reading

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Camp Security to be Preserved

I am so glad to hear the good news that the Pasch property (also known as the Weist farm), a vital part of the original tract on which Camp Security was located, is going to be preserved. Camp Security is … Continue reading

Posted in 1780s, Camp Security, prisoners, Revolutionary War, Springettsbury Twp., Uncategorized, Universal York | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Horn Farm Center–Good Example of History and Future of York County Agriculture

Thanks to June Evans for sharing the history of the Horn Farm Center for Educational Agriculture with me, as well as these old photographs of the site. See the captions for more identification and attribution. A portion of the eastern … Continue reading

Posted in 1730s, 1740s, 1940s, 1980s, agriculture, apples, farming, food, Hallam, Hellam Twp., Indians, markets, Native Americans, Universal York, vegetables, York County | Tagged , | 2 Comments

York WASP comes home

One of my posts not too long ago contained a link to the story of Mary Reineberg Buchard, a young podiatrist from York. Mary had developed a love for flying small airplanes locally, so when she heard about the World … Continue reading

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News from Yoe

In the late 19th century and well into the 20th century, York newspapers had stringers in just about every small community throughout the county. These local people reported on church, school and social happenings. I mentioned before that my aunt … Continue reading

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