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What Went on at the York Fair?

I n 1867 the York Fair was held in October, about a month later than the current September time slot. What did those fairgoers do for fun 140 years ago? The fairgrounds, which then stretched from King Street, just east … Continue reading

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Melodramatic Menagerie Comes To York, PA

Yorkers did not lack for entertainment. Traveling performers and theater groups of all kinds made regular stops in York. The draw of the menagerie was usually the assortment of exotic animals, but the one the came to town in May … Continue reading

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