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York’s Gates House and Plough Tavern: “The smallest urban renewal project in the country… .”

The public is invited to join York County Heritage Trust in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the Golden Plough Tavern and General Gates House. Many free activities for the whole family will take place from 10 a.m. … Continue reading

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Teenage girls in ecstasy over Rick Springfield at 1982 York Fair

I see that in the six years that I have been blogging, 20 of my posts have concerned some aspects of the York Fair. I have written about food, especially Bury’s hamburgers; about harness racing, which this year is Monday … Continue reading

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Is Lewis Miller’s drawing the first to show a Christmas tree in America?

Do a online search looking for the first American Christmas tree and you come up with a wide range of answers. More than one of the answers can be correct, depending on how you ask the question. Is the Lewis … 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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Thursday’s Today Show to have York County ties

Watch the Kathie Lee and Hoda segment of the Today Show Thursday for some York County connections. I understand that the popular TV hosts visited Kohr Bros. Original Frozen Custard in Rehoboth Beach on Friday and recorded a segment that … Continue reading

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Little People Big in York

Tom Thumb ad illustration makes him look really small. I recently noted that people in York County have always seemed to turn out in droves for whatever entertainment came to town. In May 1849 the biggest little sensation to hit … Continue reading

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Baseball & York County–Like Mom & Apple Pie

Photo from 1928 York Gazette & Daily microfilm at York County Heritage Trust. O.K., so maybe a lot of moms don’t bake apple pie anymore, but baseball is still big in York County, PA. Glen Rock native Cliff Heathcote, who … Continue reading

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Victor Herbert Praises York’s Weaver Pianos

Weaver Factory on Broad Street Renowned composer and orchestra leader Victor Herbert was in the prime of his career when he came to York in May of 1908.

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