Monthly Archives: March 2014

Potato roots run deep in York County

The Potato Association of America says Americans eat more than 41 billion pounds of potatoes a year. An article in the York Daily Record a few days ago indicated that new techniques and varieties of potatoes might help York County … Continue reading

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Train wreck at Hanover Junction

The account below, from the May 26, 1913 York Gazette tells of a train wreck caused by human error. It also illustrates how stories become exaggerated as news travels. It is rather remarkable that, with the damage and injuries cited, … Continue reading

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York County native among the first female officers in U.S. Navy

I attended a memorial service a few days ago for another one of the World War II veterans that we are losing so fast. This one was for a very special lady, Lt. Mary Appler Moon, one of the first … Continue reading

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Sculpture celebrates end of World War II in a big way

I have to stretch the York County, Pa. history connection a bit for this post, but I can do it. First, in one of my recent posts on the York County World War II USO, I mentioned that my former … Continue reading

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Life in 19th century Wrightsville

Even small newspaper items and advertisements can give clues on life in the past, such as these ads from the May 7, 1857 York County Star and Wrightsville Advertiser, These two are for Wrightsville businesses, Reuben Simpson’s barber shop and … Continue reading

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More rural York County news, 1894

Here are more local news items from the small towns and rural areas of York County. These are from the October 19, 1894 Delta Herald and Times, under the heading “Brogueville Items.” The correspondent, who coyly signed himself or herself … Continue reading

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York Gazette ads pricey in 1836

Considering that the four page newspapers of the early to mid-nineteenth century had at least one full page of advertisements, I was surprised to find out how expensive they were when compared with the subscription price of the newspapers. The … Continue reading

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