Monthly Archives: February 2016

What did York girls study in the early 19th century?

Advertisements from the York Recorder gives us an glimpse into educational offerings in York Town in the early 1800s. The first is for a small girls school, probably run out of a home: EDUCATION &c. &. Misses THOMSON and SCANLAN … Continue reading

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Christmastime in Shrewsbury, 1889

Here are some more local news items, this time from Shrewsbury in December 1889. This time I didn’t even have to go to the newspaper microfilms at York County Heritage Trust myself. Friend, relative and Dallastown native, Apyrl Zarfos Anderson, … Continue reading

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York prices not that cheap 70 years ago

A small article in the March 20, 1948 Gazette and Daily reported that “Printing Industry Editor at the Gazette and Daily for Unique Method Story.” Dr. Russel R. Voorhees, described as a field editor and commercial writer, was in York … Continue reading

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Hanover man recalls meteor shower and Gettysburg prisoner escapes

Newspaper stories of the past often have references to things that were familiar to them, but not us. This leads to more research to find out what they are talking about. The item below, from the May 21, 1903 York … Continue reading

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Do your know any of these York County World War II USO hostesses?

Here is another follow up to my previous York Sunday News column and posts on York County USO activity during World War II. You can find the others at www.yorkblog.com by entering USO in the search box. After the column … Continue reading

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York “bookie” joint raided

“Was He Unlucky! I don’t know if legal off-track betting has made “bookie joints” totally obsolete, but they seem to have been a fixture of mid-twentieth century life. A raid on one of those establishments made front page news in … Continue reading

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1943 East Berlin area news

It has been while since I sampled local news of the past. You can find out so much about a community and the families that lived there by reading the old newspapers. Each small area had their own stringer who … Continue reading

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1947 snow in Red Lion

As a change from the current snow, here are some photos of Red Lion snows of years past. They are from a collection of photographs taken by D. Miriam Smith, long-time chronicler of the Red Lion area. The collection has … Continue reading

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