Monthly Archives: October 2013

Red Lion Cabinet Company statistics drive home inflation rates

I came across the booklet above while doing some research on the Red Lion Cabinet Company. It is undated, but was allegedly done around 1953, when the company was nearing its peak production, with 10 % of the entire wooden … Continue reading

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York County Wine Convention, 1829

York County was quite a hotbed of viticulture and viniculture in the first half of the nineteenth century. A long article in the August 18, 1829 York Recorder reads, in part: “WINE CONVENTION A stated meeting of the Wine Association … Continue reading

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York City wanted York County to fix bridges

York officials were getting a bit testy with the condition of York bridges, according to the May 15, 1908 York Gazette. The streets were the responsibility of the city, but maintaining the bridges over the Codorus Creek was the county’s … Continue reading

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York County newspapers have different views of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

If you think news coverage is slanted and Democrats and Republicans are at odds today, you should have been around during the Civil War. My recent York Sunday News column below compares the coverage given the speakers at the November … Continue reading

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More on the devastating 1915 Hanover, Pa. tornado

Here are a few more of the details of the aftermath of the August 21, 1915 Hanover tornado that I described in my previous post. The newspaper accounts list hundreds of instances of damage. The newspapers also say that none … Continue reading

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Roofs, lumber and gloves were flying during Hanover’s 1915 tornado

I was looking through the Hanover photograph files at York County Heritage Trust and came across these photos of the wreckage left behind by the 1915 Hanover tornado. I had heard of it, but never imagined it was so destructive. … Continue reading

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