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York County servicemen and servicewomen star in local news, Part One

I often use newspapers of the past to look into the lives of those who have proceeded us. The York County History Center has local newspapers on microfilm from the late 1700s up to the present. In addition, the YCHC … 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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Any Old Union Pacific Railroad Bonds Around?

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that, judging by the ads from real estate agents in other areas trying to entice York County buyers, this area must have been quite prosperous in the late 1860s. Merchants and other entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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