Category Archives: chickens

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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Giant farm products from southern York County?

In response to my recent York Sunday News column on York County potatoes, Glen Rock area historian and friend John Hufnagel shared five fantasy post cards from his collection. The informal community of Besserville consisted of a restaurant, department store … Continue reading

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York Countians could have their feather beds steam cleaned

Old newspaper ads are such a wonderful resource to give us an idea how our ancestors lived. Did you ever think about feathers and how important they were for filling mattresses and pillows? Where did they get them? Your own … Continue reading

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Crooks Chased from Red Lion to York by Police and Farmers in a Trolley Car

“ARREST MAN AFTER TEN MILE CHASE–FIND HATCHET AND SEARCHLIGHT.” So screamed front page headlines in the April 20, 1908 York Gazette. What was the crime?

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