Monthly Archives: July 2013

Time for church picnics in York County

What comes to mind when you think of local Sunday school picnics/church picnics? There were, and still are, at least two different types, and we fondly remember the kind that we attended while we were growing up. I grew up … Continue reading

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Sergeant Lamb at Camp Security–Part Three

Last month I shared the first and second of four drawings attributed to Sergeant Roger Lamb of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (23rd Regiment of Foot), and formerly of the 9th Regiment, portraying his arrival at Camp Security and subsequent escape. … Continue reading

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York County Almshouse, 1878–Part Three

Here is the last, and most disturbing, part of the lengthy article from the March 12, 1878 York Gazette article on recent improvements to the York County Almshouse. These links will take you to the first and second installments. Again, … Continue reading

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More on the York County Almshouse 1878 improvements

The first buildings at the York County Almshouse were erected in 1805 at a cost of $4,761. According to Gibson’s 1886 History of York County, Pennsylvania the “poor of all the townships of the county moved thither in April 1806.” … Continue reading

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York County’s large Alms House was built around 1805

Pleasant Acres, the York County Nursing and Rehab Center, is well respected in its field. It evolved from the York County Almshouse, but it is, thankfully, far removed from that institution today. The Almshouse, built around 1805 and located at … Continue reading

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Some students from throughout York County went to York City schools

Did you know that people from other school districts used to send their children to the York City schools, even though they had to pay tuition? Even more surprising is the article I came across in the August 26, 1933 … Continue reading

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Confederate occupation of York–the aftermath

The countryside and the streets of York, Hanover, Wrightsville, Dover and other towns that witnessed the 1863 invasion were quiet once again. It was time to count up the losses of the farmers and merchants and access the damage. As … Continue reading

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Confederate demands on York–food, clothing and money

This the second of a three part series of posts chronicling the June 30, 1863 York Gazette coverage of the occupation of York by Confederate troops 150 years ago. General Early was very specific about what he expected for sparing … Continue reading

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