Category Archives: arson

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, York–More Saved Treasures

I have done a couple of blog posts on York’s St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, whose congregation is celebrating its 175th Anniversary this month. One of the most horrific, but memorable, events in St. Paul’s history was the January 1939 arson-set … Continue reading

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A Few Treasures Survived York’s St. Paul’s Lutheran Fire

Good Shepherd window at St. Paul’s My last post included my recent York Sunday News column on the great St. Paul’s Lutheran Church fire of 1939. A few treasures saved from the ruins can be seen at the present St. … Continue reading

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Alert York Detectives Catch Arsonist Who Torched St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

The story of the great 1939 fire at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of York and the capture of the arsonist reads like a mystery story. From an alert detective’s recognition of a smeared fingerprint left at the scene of a … Continue reading

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York Woman, Cow, and Horses Saved from Fire

We often hear of terrible fires that could have had even worse consequences if it were not for extraordinary ordinary people, and well as brave firefighters, risking themselves to save other humans as well as animals. The same held true … Continue reading

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