Monthly Archives: September 2015

York County Army nurse had a long military career

Sources say that about 350,000 women served in the United States armed forces during World War II. WACS (Women’s Army Corps), WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service in the Navy, women in the Coast Guard (SPARS) and Women Marines … Continue reading

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York Fair during wartime—part three

The York Fair is over for this year, leaving us contemplating what headline acts and interesting food choices are going to be featured next year. I assume the fair management and staff are already working on the 2016 York Fair. … Continue reading

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York Fair during wartime—part two

In my last post, I shared the position of the York Fair administration that the fair should go on during World War Two, unless a government order would direct closing, citing the Fair’s promotion of agriculture and manufacturing, as well … Continue reading

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York Fair during wartime—part one

Everyone in York County probably realizes is it just about time for the York Fair again. Wondering how World War II affected the fair, I pulled a 1942 York Fair program from the York County Heritage Trust files. Samuel S. … Continue reading

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Yorker John Fisher’s view of the ruins at Palmyra

I have written before about the very talented clockmaker and artist, John Fisher (1736-1808) and his remarkable clocks. He was also an able sculptor in wood and painted with such accuracy that his dog Wasser, attacked his newly painted sign … Continue reading

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Winterstown, York County post cards

Picture postcards, like photos, freeze a moment in time. It a bonus when they have been used for their intended purpose, adding more information of the time in their message. After reading my recent posts on Wills School in Lower … Continue reading

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