Category Archives: drunkenness

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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York Police First in Pennsylvania with Drunk-o-meter

According to a Gazette and Daily clipping I found in the files at York County Heritage Trust, in 1948 the York Police department was the first in Pennsylvania to acquire a Drunk-o-meter, a predecessor to the Breathalyzer. In 1948 there … Continue reading

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Wrong Bullets in Gun Saves Yorkers

An Earlier View of Market and Beaver Streets by William Wagner with National House on Left. I recently wrote about a rowdy York citizen swinging a Civil War cavalry sword around a local cigar store in 1877. Click here to … Continue reading

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Drunk Terrorizes York Cigar Store with Cavalry Sword

I recently wrote about a Confederate sword that a farmer plowed up near Hanover in 1882, nearly 20 years after it had fallen in a skirmish there. Click here to read about sword on Forney farm. There were probably a … Continue reading

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