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You might have an “Hessian” ancestor too

Our area has a high concentration of descendants of so called “Hessians.” This general term was applied to those soldiers from German-speaking regions whose rulers hired out their regiments to fight on the side of the British during the Revolutionary … Continue reading

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York County history noted on illustrated map

Prints of this illustrated map of York County were issued in 1932 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of York City Laundry and Dry Cleaners. It shows townships and some, but not all, of the present-day boroughs located in the county, … Continue reading

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John Glenn orbits spurred space travel connection to Yorkers

A friend who now lives out of the area responded to my recent post that included the iron arched entrance to a lane that leads off Haines Road to several houses, including Mahlon Haines’s former home. She remembered playing with … Continue reading

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Seventh Journal of York County Heritage now available

The 2016 edition of the Journal of York County Heritage will be officially launched on Thursday, September 15, with a reception at the York County History Center Museum, Library and Archives at 250 East Market Street in York. Doors open … Continue reading

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Journal of York County Heritage offers opportunity to write about local history

You can be part of sharing the fascinating stories that contribute so much to our local heritage. There is still over a month to offer your articles for the 2016 issue. Guidelines for submissions can be found on the York … 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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Modern nursing education owes much to rural York County’s Florence Gipe

Dr. Florence Gipe was a very interesting woman. She was a pioneer in modern nursing education and also deeply interested in York County History and Civil War history. I only met Dr. Gipe once, even though she was a childhood … Continue reading

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York War Bond Speakers Warn against Fascism and Racism

Perhaps my generation and those younger have an idealized image of America during the World War II period. We might look back and envision a county united. The addresses given by the distinguished authors who spoke at the June 22, … Continue reading

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Best Selling Authors Sell War Bonds in York–Part 2

In my last post I introduced four noted writers: Edna Ferber, Ogden Nash, Vincent McHugh and John Roy Carlson. They were in York on June 22, 1944 on behalf of the World War II Fifth War Loan Drive. The authors … Continue reading

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Best Selling Authors Come to York County for 1944 War Bond Rally

Among some papers recently donated to the York County Heritage Trust, library director Lila Fourhman-Shaull found a program for the Books and Authors War Bond Rally, held June 22, 1944 at William Penn Senior High School auditorium. It was sponsored … Continue reading

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