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More on the 1937 York Fair

In a recent post I shared some of Gazette and Daily coverage of the October 1937 York Fair. There was a lot going on that year. For one thing, York countians took their gardens and orchards very seriously. The Gazette … Continue reading

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Oyster Fest isn’t just about oysters

It’s time for 41st Annual Oyster Fest this Sunday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at York County Heritage Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 West Princess Street in York. Once again fried oysters, raw oysters and oyster … Continue reading

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Springs and orchards were important to York County farmers

The real estate ads in the newspapers of 200 years ago were almost always for farms. Even if there was another enterprise on the property, such as a mill, there was usually quite a bit of acreage. Just about everyone … Continue reading

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Horn Farm Center–Good Example of History and Future of York County Agriculture

Thanks to June Evans for sharing the history of the Horn Farm Center for Educational Agriculture with me, as well as these old photographs of the site. See the captions for more identification and attribution. A portion of the eastern … Continue reading

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More on Crider’s Patent Adjustable Fruit-Picker

I was intrigued by the strong advertising and testimonials lauding H. M. Crider’s 1881 fruit-picker (see previous post), so I stopped by York County Heritage Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum to see one of these wonderful inventions in person. It … Continue reading

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Yorkers Liked to Drink Their Fruit

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve come across some interesting items while doing research for my presentation on York County agricultural history at York County Heritage Trust on Saturday, such as the Lewis Miller drawing above of Colonel … Continue reading

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Jonathan Jessop and the York Imperial Apple

York Imperial from USDA Bulletin The York Imperial apple won’t win any beauty contests. I have several in my fruit bowl right now and they all look different. They come in various shadings of red and green with brown freckles. … Continue reading

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Apples, Always Apples in York County

50 years ago this week, Judith Brown, a 17-year-old senior at Kennard-Dale High School, was declared the winner of York County’s apple baking dessert contest. She competed against five other county high school students: Nancy Jones, Spring Grove, runner-up; Pauline … Continue reading

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