Category Archives: Dallastown

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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1907 York news, trivial and tragic

Here is what was happening in York County in 1907, according to the York Daily of June 13. News from Dallastown: “The mail from York due here at 7:30 o’clock on account of a freight wreck at Waterville did not … Continue reading

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Off to Springwood in 1874

In a recent post, I shared some 20th century history and photos of Springwood Park in York Township. The park closed in 1954, after operating about 80 years. Springwood was developed as a destination for picnicking and dancing by the … Continue reading

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York, Dallastown, Red Lion, Windsor and Bittersville Trolley Line

First trolley in Red Lion I’m a bit too young to remember the trolleys, but there are still a lot of people around in York County that do remember when it was easy to get around on the various York … Continue reading

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Trolley car wrecks common in York County

Early 1900s York Railways trolley I received an email with an image of a photo postcard of a trolley wreck in York Township between Spry and Dallastown in 1907. I started doing some research on it and was surprised at … Continue reading

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Fawn Grove Fair Hosts 14 Southern York County Bands

Massed Bands in 1932 A friend recently shared a panoramic photograph taken by Hoffman Studio, Hanover. Part of it is shown above. The photo is captioned “Southern York County Band Association, Aug. 20, 1932.” He looked at the newspaper microfilm, … Continue reading

Posted in 1930s, bands, Brodbecks, Dallastown, entertainment, fairs, Fawn Grove, Felton, Glen Rock, Jefferson, New Salem, Penn Grove, Potosi, Rinley, Shrewsbury, Spry, Stiltz, Universal York, York County | 5 Comments

Recliners Popular in York County

1916 Zarfos Furniture ad Some of my past posts have been on York County furniture manufacturers, including George Dowdel’s bedbug-proof beds in the 1820s through Charles Strack’s furniture and coffins in the 1840s to the upscale Glen Traditionals in the … Continue reading

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Lots of York County Bakeries

Bakery ad from 1916 York Hospital Auxiliary Cookbook We tend to romanticize “the good old days” when Mom, or Grandma, or Great-grandma, lovingly baked wonderful breads and cakes, all from scratch. If those fine ladies were doing all the baking, … Continue reading

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York County Hunter Concealed Charm in Shotgun

Not having any luck hunting for game? You might want to try the charm above, shared by a friend who found it rolled up and tucked into the stock of his grandfather’s century-old shotgun. His grandfather was born in 1887. … Continue reading

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York Post Office Big Deal for Whole County

March, 1961 Gazette & Daily photos of Thanksgiving statues. (See end of post for current photos of the sculptures.) Some years ago my husband or I picked up a rectangular glass paperweight at a local antique mall. The label pasted … Continue reading

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