Monthly Archives: June 2012

York’s Historical Markers on the Square–Part 2

This is the second on my series on the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission markers in York’s Continental/Center Square. It marks the site of the Black Horse Tavern, one of the earliest buildings in York, The proprietor, Baltzer Spengler, was … Continue reading

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Historical Markers significant to York’s square

It would like to commend the York County Community Foundation for organizing a recent public meeting to gather input on renovations to York’s Continental Square. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to attend. Click here for the York Daily Record’s report … Continue reading

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York County World War II Amputee Learns to Fly

My recent post on the U.S. Army Civil War Hospital at York mentioned that a good many of the patients treated there had wounds of the extremities or were amputees. York County Heritage Trust Director of Library and Archives, Lila … Continue reading

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York’s Civil War Hospital Treated Many, Lost Few

One of the largest Union Civil War hospitals opened on York’s Penn Common in June 1862. Mary Cadwell Fisher authored lengthy accounts, for both Gibson’s (1886) and Prowell’s (1907) histories of York County, of the hospital that treated over 14,000 … Continue reading

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York Merchant Offers New Cure-All

A recurring advertisement for a new health aid first appeared in the York Press in October, 1851. The ad reads: “A natural Remedy, Procured, from a Well 400 Feet Deep, and possessing wonderful curative powers, in diseases of the Chest, … Continue reading

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Wrapping up York’s Penn Park Fountain–for now.

Here are two more postcards from the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives of Penn Park’s Rebecca at the Well fountain. They bring images of this impressive monument closer to the time when the fountain was taken down in 1968. The … Continue reading

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York’s Penn Park Rebecca Fountain–Part 3

Here is another mystery concerning York’s Penn Park fountain–what does Rebecca have on her head? In these postcards from the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives there seems to be some kind of ring above the statue on these postcards. There … Continue reading

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More on the Rebecca Fountain on York’s Penn Common

In my recent post on the 1898 dedication of the impressive fountain, I mentioned that it was featured on quite a few post cards that I found at the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives. I’m including three in this post, … Continue reading

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