Monthly Archives: June 2015

York County vandalism unfortunately isn’t anything new

Here is another example that the “good old days” weren’t always that good. There were “wicked and evil disposed persons” in our past history too. (Our forebears did love their adjectives.) The handbill below, from the York County Heritage Trust … Continue reading

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York County connections not confined to Earth

I have shared stories of some of the well-known persons who attended or taught at the York County Academy. They include Thaddeus Stevens, abolitionist and congressman and Samuel Bacon, charged by President Monroe with the founding of Liberia. Fellow blogger … Continue reading

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York Academy Public Exams

Remember the pressure of final exams? Putting pencil to paper doesn’t seem so bad when compared to oral exams conducted in public and advertised in the newspaper, as seen by the clipping below from an early York paper: York. April … Continue reading

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York County Revolutionary War Militia Registration

I have learned a lot about the Revolutionary War era in the past six years or so since I stepped up my research on Camp Security. Did you ever wonder how those farmers, merchants and craftsmen in the far flung … Continue reading

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Market sheds in York Square torn down in 1887

York Mayor Daniel K. Noell and many of the town fathers seem to have concluded that it was easier to ask forgiveness than permission when they tore down the market sheds in the square on an 1887 summer night. My … Continue reading

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