Category Archives: bands

York’s 87th Regiment musicians still playing 30 years later

The present-day Spring Garden Band traces its existence back before the Civil War. The group of musicians served as the 87th Regiment band during the war. I found this September 1, 1892 York Daily clipping in the York County Heritage … Continue reading

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Springwood 1874 excursion, part two.

I recently posted the first part of an 1874 newspaper article describing an evening excursion taken from the Peach Bottom Railway station in York to Springwood Park in York Township. The second half of the account is below, describing the … Continue reading

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York firemen disagreement settled by Mayor Loucks

Fire engines are still eye catching, but so were the colorful horse-drawn fire apparatus and the beautiful horses that pulled them. A short article from the August 24, 1894 York Daily tells the tale of two proud York fire companies, … Continue reading

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York Musicians among Those Who Shocked Staid British

York County USAF Drum and Bugle Corps members. Center front to back: KB Oiler, Ray Myers, John Ruth, Kenny Yohe, Bob Reisinger. Drums, left to right: Nevin Wise, Rod Burg, Tom Gibbs, Dick Flinchbaugh, Church Strausbaugh, Bob Zarfoss. The U.S. … Continue reading

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Fawn Grove Fair Hosts 14 Southern York County Bands

Massed Bands in 1932 A friend recently shared a panoramic photograph taken by Hoffman Studio, Hanover. Part of it is shown above. The photo is captioned “Southern York County Band Association, Aug. 20, 1932.” He looked at the newspaper microfilm, … Continue reading

Posted in 1930s, bands, Brodbecks, Dallastown, entertainment, fairs, Fawn Grove, Felton, Glen Rock, Jefferson, New Salem, Penn Grove, Potosi, Rinley, Shrewsbury, Spry, Stiltz, Universal York, York County | 5 Comments