Category Archives: Delta

Grow, Preserve, Eat—York County and food

From the time the first humans walked the productive soil of what is now York County, Pa., food has been grown, preserved and happily eaten here. Here a few examples from our history: One of my recent York Sunday News … 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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York County News from Lewisberry and Delta, 1904 style

The local news items from the York Dispatch of April 13, 1904 tell us what was going on at Lewisberry and Delta. Maybe you will find a tidbit about your family here. “Lewisberry–Jacob Fetrow intends in the near future to … Continue reading

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Delta Marble Cutter Sues Over Rejected Tombstone

The January 30, 1900 York Press relates a lively little lawsuit filed by the stone cutter when his customer refused to take delivery. The case unfolded in the York County Common Pleas Court as reported below:

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Rain Strands Peach Bottom People at High Rock

There was a lot going on in the Delta area in October 1877, as reported to the York Press by their Delta correspondent. For example, temperance meetings were flourishing there. Sad news was received from the Black Hills that Dr. … Continue reading

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Hermits in Hellam and Rabbits at Delta

One hundred and ten years ago this week, the Gazette noted the semi-annual visit of hermit Joel Strong of Hellam township to see his friend, Al Boll, of Ebner’s Cafe. It seems Mr. Strong walked the eight miles each way … Continue reading

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