Category Archives: Baltimore

Another York-Baltimore tie in the news

This post is intended only to show once more an example of finding a thread that leads back to York County in many stories, past and present, often where not expected. I am not soliciting anyone’s opinion on recent events, … Continue reading

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Christmastime in Shrewsbury, 1889

Here are some more local news items, this time from Shrewsbury in December 1889. This time I didn’t even have to go to the newspaper microfilms at York County Heritage Trust myself. Friend, relative and Dallastown native, Apyrl Zarfos Anderson, … 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 County News from Lewisberry and Delta, 1904 style

The local news items from the York Dispatch of April 13, 1904 tell us what was going on at Lewisberry and Delta. Maybe you will find a tidbit about your family here. “Lewisberry–Jacob Fetrow intends in the near future to … Continue reading

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Shinah Etting, early York matriarch

Since white Christian males dominate recorded York County history, I am always pleased to find some stories of the women and minorities who are also part of our heritage. Shinah Etting, who was Jewish, bore all of her eight children … Continue reading

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Yorker William Gibson Barely Survived San Francisco Mutiny

William Gibson came from a talented York family. His great-grandfather, Dr. David Jameson, was a colonel during Revolutionary times. Grandfather Horatio Gates Jameson was a distinguished physician and surgeon. Mother Elizabeth Jameson was said to be one of the two … Continue reading

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Two Baseball Rookies–One from York, One from Baltimore

It was March 7, 1914. The scene was Fayetteville, N.C., where Baltimore Orioles pitchers and catchers had been sent for “pre-spring training drills.” One of the rookies was the “brash left-handed pitcher, George Herman Ruth, fresh from St. Mary’s Industrial … Continue reading

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York County Pumpkins

Fall brings big pumpkins, beautiful chrysanthemums and colorful changing leaves. Folk artist Lewis Miller didn’t say much about York County flowers, but he did show local strawberries, cabbages, corn, potatoes and pumpkins. “The caption on the champion pumpkin above reads: … Continue reading

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Small Family Left a Large Mark on York County

Philip A. Small examining Christian Roth’s wheat Whenever I start researching some York County history, it seems like someone from the Small family turns up. Pennsylvania German immigrant Lorentz Small settled in Windsor Township in 1743, but soon the family … Continue reading

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