Monthly Archives: August 2013

Photographers prospered in York during the Civil War

I have written about early York County photographers, such as Glenalvin Goodridge, J. Thomas Williams and William Wagner, who was probably the pioneer of native York photographers. Another well-known 19th century York studio was run by Evans and Prince. The … Continue reading

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1821 map of York and Adams counties is a real treasure

I have written before about York’s multitalented William Wagner. One of his lasting legacies as an engraver is the Map of York and Adams Counties that he published with Daniel Small in 1821. This map is still very useful today … Continue reading

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More “Country Letters” from the York Press 1899

I shared news from Yoe and Glenville in my last post. Here is what was happening in Dillsburg and Newberrytown areas of York County in December 1899, as reported in the “Country Letters” section of the York Press. Dillsburg. Dec … Continue reading

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York County country news, 1899

You never know what you might find in old newspapers. As I have mentioned in previous posts, each community had a local reporter, or stringer, usually paid by the inch of their column length. That method of payment seemed to … Continue reading

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How did you get to the Peach Bottom ferry?

One of my previous columns in the York Sunday News was on the ferries that crossed the Susquehanna River between York and Lancaster counties. There were so many that I didn’t have room to write more than a sentence or … Continue reading

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Sergeant Lamb at Camp Security–Part Four

The drawing above is the fourth in a series of four color drawings attributed to Sergeant Roger Lamb of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (23rd Regiment of Foot). He was captured with the army of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia in … Continue reading

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York County readers in 1863 and 2013–Book Blast coming up

Next week marks the 13th annual Book Blast at York County Heritage Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 West Princess Street. Many thousands of donated books are being sorted by category for easy purchase by bargain-loving readers. There are hard … Continue reading

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Antique York County wedding dresses in exhibition at Landis Valley

I went to Lancaster County this week to see some York County items on exhibit. Jennifer Hall Royer, former Director of Exhibits and Collections at York County Heritage Trust is now Museum Curator at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum. … Continue reading

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