Category Archives: 2000s

More on York County research and connections

My York Sunday News column last month illustrated how you often to take several sources and put them together to round out the story on a person, an event or a place that you are researching. Speaking of research, a … Continue reading

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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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York Post Office statues remind us to be thankful

                                        You might have noticed, in person or on the news, that the Thanksgiving historical marker, across from the York County … 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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Sculpture celebrates end of World War II in a big way

I have to stretch the York County, Pa. history connection a bit for this post, but I can do it. First, in one of my recent posts on the York County World War II USO, I mentioned that my former … 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 County native went down the Susquehanna to make his millions

What do Cecil County, Maryland’s first millionaire; the 1871 candidate for Governor of Maryland and the founder of several steamship companies have to do with a York County native? They are just a few accomplishments of Jacob Tome, born in … Continue reading

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York poet Henry Lee Fisher’s 1908 short election verse

York attorney and Pennsylvania German poet Henry Lee Fisher was born on November 3, 1822. Looking through his file today, November 3, 2012, at York County Heritage Trust, I found a unpublished poem he wrote on November 3, 1908 (his … Continue reading

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