Category Archives: drinks

Carrie Nation’s 1907 York County crusade

In 2006 York Daily Record columnist Jim Hubley wrote that the temperance crusader Carrie Nation was signed as top attraction at Hanover Fair in Sept 1902, speaking between horse races. She was also scheduled to give a lecture, Why I … Continue reading

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Yorker changes mind about drinks

The Sponslers of York seem to have been an interesting family. Many members were quite musical; there was even a Sponsler family orchestra. In a previous post, I shared a 1904 newspaper account of musician J. V. Sponsler’s attempt at … Continue reading

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York’s Bob Hoffman was an early promoter of bottled water

Weight lifter and founder of York Barbell Company Bob Hoffman (1898-1985) had strong opinions about exercise and nutrition to build and maintain a healthy body. I didn’t realize that he was a fairly early advocate of drinking bottled spring water. … Continue reading

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York County Rye & Barley = Good Beer

A few days ago I wrote about York County’s continuing love affair with the oyster. Many people will tell you that with good oysters you need good beer. Breweries abounded over the years in York, as evidenced by the following … Continue reading

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Liquor, Ice and Pop Popular in Nineteenth Century York

One hundred fifty years ago Yorkers were just as eager to spend their money on snack and drinks as they are today, as shown in a sampling of ads from the Gazette: Christian Pfahler caught your eye with the large … Continue reading

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