Category Archives: Chanceford Twp.

Nineteenth century poultry woes

A friend recently donated some old photos to the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives. The family farmed in Chanceford Township for generations, and there were a few things mixed in pertaining to farm life. One item was a recipe to … Continue reading

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More on school consolidation in York County

York County Heritage Trust Director of Library and Archives, Lila Fourhman-Shaull, shared a dedication program for Chanceford Elementary School with me. As noted in my previous post, the school was dedicated on August 31, 1958. The program gives a history … Continue reading

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Chanceford school used for only fifty years.

As often happens, while looking for something else in the newspaper microfilms at the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives, I came across a December 1956 Gazette and Daily article with an architectural perspective of the planned Chanceford elementary school at … Continue reading

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Summer canning in York County

It is canning season again. As I indicated in the my York Sunday News column on York County canning houses a few years ago, there were commercial canneries of all sizes throughout 20th century York County. As far as I … Continue reading

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York County fields yield a lot of potatoes

We take potatoes for granted, consuming copious amounts of the fried, baked, mashed and chipped vegetable. York County growers have produced untold numbers of these staple tubers over the years. While transcribing my father’s diaries from his farming years, I … 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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Potato roots run deep in York County

The Potato Association of America says Americans eat more than 41 billion pounds of potatoes a year. An article in the York Daily Record a few days ago indicated that new techniques and varieties of potatoes might help York County … Continue reading

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More rural York County news, 1894

Here are more local news items from the small towns and rural areas of York County. These are from the October 19, 1894 Delta Herald and Times, under the heading “Brogueville Items.” The correspondent, who coyly signed himself or herself … Continue reading

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Time for church picnics in York County

What comes to mind when you think of local Sunday school picnics/church picnics? There were, and still are, at least two different types, and we fondly remember the kind that we attended while we were growing up. I grew up … Continue reading

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York County native went down the Susquehanna to make his millions

What do Cecil County, Maryland’s first millionaire; the 1871 candidate for Governor of Maryland and the founder of several steamship companies have to do with a York County native? They are just a few accomplishments of Jacob Tome, born in … Continue reading

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