Monthly Archives: July 2012

The end of York’s Civil War Hospital

My most recent post was on the chapel that was part of U.S. Army Hospital on Penn Common in York during the Civil War. It was built by hospital convalescents and was large enough to accommodate religious services and public … Continue reading

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York’s Civil War Hospital convalescents were an active lot.

If they were able, convalescent soldiers at the Civil War hospital on York’s Penn Common didn’t just sit around. They were kept busy, aiding in their rehabilitation and saving the government money. They acted as nurses and clerks; they tended … Continue reading

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More on Crandall’s Health School between East York and Hallam

a> A lot of people have commented on my recent York Sunday News article and blog post on Crandall’s Health School. I wanted to share a couple of their comments as well as a few more photos of the buildings. … Continue reading

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Crandall’s Health School in East York a little mysterious

A good many people seem to have heard of Crandall’s Health School, a sanitarium located east of Stony Brook on what was then the Lincoln Highway, now Pa. route 462. There are stories about the institution, started in about 1923 … Continue reading

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The Articles of Confederation–the first U.S. Constitution–is commemorated on York’s Square, where it was adopted in 1777

This post is the fifth on my series exploring the five blue and gold historical markers placed on the square in York commemorating some of the events that happened there. The marker for the Articles of Confederation, on the northeast … Continue reading

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York’s Globe Inn Marker on the Square Commemorates Lafayette’s 1825 Visit

This is the fourth in my series exploring the five Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission markers in York’s Continental/Center Square. The marker commemorates the site of the historic Globe Inn on the southwest corner of the square. It reads: Globe … Continue reading

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Camp Security Research Goes International

Camp Security is presently one of my primary research subjects. The importance of preserving the site so that future exploration and interpretation can be done is imperative. It’s not just about us, even though this last undeveloped Revolutionary War prisoner-of-war … Continue reading

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York’s Historical Markers on the Square–Part 3

The marker above describes the third of the five sites commemorated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in York’s Continental/Center Square. As with some of the others, it refers to the time that the center of York was the … Continue reading

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