Monthly Archives: November 2013

Springwood Resort had its ups and downs

One place that is still remembered fondly is Springwood Park in the Ore Valley area, north of Yoe in York Township. At least one of the buildings, a home, still stands and I understand there are still some remnants of … Continue reading

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These York Countians had their opinions count

You have heard of the Gallup Poll. For nearly 80 years the company has been taking a sampling of individual opinions and analyzing them to report what the public is thinking and to predict trends. I just happened across an … Continue reading

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Red Lion Cabinet Company World War II products

As I mentioned in my recent York Sunday News column, from 1942 to 1945 the Red Lion Cabinet Company was dedicated to making products for the military, working with other companies as part of the York Plan, a locally initiated … Continue reading

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A sampling of Red Lion Cabinet Company radio and TV cabinets

As a follow up to my recent post and York Sunday News article on the Red Lion Cabinet Company, here are photos of some of the millions of wooden radio and television cabinets turned out by the company from the … Continue reading

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Partisan politics and the Gettysburg Address

In my last month’s York Sunday News column, I compared the brief coverage of the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in the staunchly Democratic York Gazette with that of the Republican Hanover Spectator. The Gazette gave one sentence to … Continue reading

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Red Lion Cabinet Company’s many products varied during wartime and peacetime

The aerial photo above is the cover of an undated booklet giving statistics on the Red Lion Cabinet Company. It was probably done around 1953 when York County manufacturing was booming and the cabinet company itself was at its peak. … Continue reading

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Share your story of York County history

Do you have a story tucked away related to York County’s rich history? Maybe it just needs a little polishing, or perhaps you haven’t written it yet. Here is your chance to share that special knowledge. Five years ago York … Continue reading

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York County’s small borough of Jefferson celebrated their centennial in a big way in 1966

The York County community of Jefferson is proud of its history. The citizens of the small town (2010 population–733) will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2016. I don’t know how they will marking the sesquicentennial, but they will have … Continue reading

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