Monthly Archives: August 2014

Guards of Camp Security 8: John Stewart

Here is another clue from the National Archives records into life at Camp Security. John Stewart as 77 years old when he applied for a Revolutionary War pension in Clermont County, Ohio in 1832. He states that he was born … Continue reading

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Not all York County news of the past was good

Most of us probably think of African American persecution when we hear Ku Klux Klan. The haters cast a broader net in York County in the first half of the twentieth century. Anyone not a white protestant was fair game … Continue reading

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1939 news from Saginaw, Gatchelville and Wrightsville

What was going on in York County 75 years ago? If your family was at all known to the newspaper stringer for your area, they probably showed up on the local news pages. The events might seem trivial to us … Continue reading

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Local families motored to the 1939 New York World’s Fair.

A recent post told of York Safe and Lock Company taking 14 train cars of employees and their families on a special excursion to the 1939 New York World’s Fair. A couple of local ladies shared their stories of traveling … Continue reading

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Guards of Camp Security 7: Henry Baumgardner

The pension act of June 7, 1832 extended benefits to some Revolutionary War veterans that had not qualified under the 1828 act. The war had been over for 49 years, so most applicants were at least seventy years old, with … Continue reading

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York County history, food and books coming up

It’s time for two of my favorite York County events, and you are all invited too. I’ll be volunteering at each one, and I hope to see you there. First, tomorrow, Thursday, August 7 is the annual St. Luke’s picnic … Continue reading

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York Kiwanis warned of marijuana 75 years ago

Here is an interesting topic presented to the York Kiwanis club 75 years ago, as reported in the October 27, 1939 Gazette & Daily, quoted below. I guess some things have been around longer than I realized. “MARIHUANA EVIL SUBJECT … Continue reading

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1939–Yeager and Fitz battle for York County title

What competition attracted 3,000 people on October 18, 1939? According to a lengthy account in the Gazette and Daily the next day: “A large tent was erected on the farm and refreshments were sold to the crowd by the auxiliary … Continue reading

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