Category Archives: 1990s

Stauffer’s chocolate stars–one of York’s best exports

The Holiday Season—when thoughts turn to Stauffer’s chocolate coated stars. Over the years the Stauffer family has shared company history with the York County History Center. One of my favorite artifacts is the long cylindrical animal cracker cutter at the … Continue reading

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York church building to restaurant, with a few stops along the way

A Facebook friend asked about the history of Victor’s Italian Restaurant on Ogontz Street, knowing that the building was a former church. I looked through the York County History Center files and City Directories as well as online sources. Several … Continue reading

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Index to the 1876 York County Atlas, an often overlooked resource

If you have done much historical or genealogical York County research, you are probably aware of the invaluable 1876 Atlas of York Co., Pennsylvania, Illustrated from Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of Beach Nichols, published by Pomeroy, Whitman … Continue reading

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Stauffer’s cookies and crackers have a long and tasty history

A friend told me earlier this week that she was at the Stauffer Cookie outlet on Belmont Street in York, and that they still had chocolate stars. I’m sure they won’t be around too long. Since they discontinued the chocolate … 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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Nursing education pioneer remembered for her kindness and her interest in the Civil War

Several people responded to my post of myYork Sunday News column on Dr. Florence Gipe , a York County native who was a leader in modern nursing education. June Snyder shared that upon graduating from Eastern York High School in … Continue reading

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Glen Traditionals–good furniture from Glen Rock, Pa.

I am still getting comments on my post on Glen Traditionals furniture from three years ago. The furniture was well made, so there seems to still be a lot around after fifty-plus years. Glen Rock historian John Hufnagel was kind … Continue reading

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More on historical atlases of York County and other counties.

My previous post was on the combined 1876 York County township atlas and 1903 York City atlas. A friend just reminded me that the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society published two indexes to the 1876 atlas. The indexes are available … Continue reading

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York Little Theatre has offered entertainment and education since 1933

Since inception in 1933, members of York Little Theatre have put on just about any Broadway play you can think of. The early sixties were break out years for musicals, with the first YLT musical Knickerbocker Holiday, soon followed by … Continue reading

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Native York Playwright Had Early Interest in York County History

I was really pleased to see a packed house for Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies, his play set in York, Pa., at York Little Theatre on Sunday. It signals a great turn-around for the theater that was struggling not very long … Continue reading

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