Monthly Archives: May 2014

UFOs in York County corn?

Cindy Martin found this undated clipping in a scrapbook at York County Heritage Trust and shared it with me. It credits “Record Photo,” so I’m assuming it was from the York Daily Record, which came into being under that name … Continue reading

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Giant farm products from southern York County?

In response to my recent York Sunday News column on York County potatoes, Glen Rock area historian and friend John Hufnagel shared five fantasy post cards from his collection. The informal community of Besserville consisted of a restaurant, department store … Continue reading

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Working together to save York County history

My previous post on the 50th anniversary of the Golden Plough Tavern and General Gates House restorations gave a few highlights of the “smallest urban renewal project in the country.” See below for more on the story from my recent … Continue reading

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You are invited to an open house June 1 at Fissel’s School

Want to experience what is was like to go to a one-room school? Or maybe you did attend one, and would like to step back into that time. Here is how you can: The Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society and … Continue reading

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Wrightsville-Columbia bridge is getting 1930 style lights again

I am glad to see that the new “old lights” are going up on the Wrightsville-Columbia bridge. I have always loved the look of the multi-arched bridge, and I have many memories of crossing it. The modern lights have always … Continue reading

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York’s Gates House and Plough Tavern: “The smallest urban renewal project in the country… .”

The public is invited to join York County Heritage Trust in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the Golden Plough Tavern and General Gates House. Many free activities for the whole family will take place from 10 a.m. … Continue reading

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“Queen of the Crop” York County Potato Queens

I have been getting a lot of comments on my recent blog posts and York Sunday News column on the serious business of growing potatoes in York County. There was some glamour involved too, as shown in these two original … Continue reading

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