Category Archives: East Prospect

Tale of Slaymaker’s Ghost told at Unraveling York County History

It was good to see many of you at the York Daily Record’s Unraveling York County History event last week. For those of you who didn’t make it, the theme this year was “Weird York.” The YDR bloggers each did … Continue reading

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Jacob Tome’s Port Deposit mansion

I have been very interested in Port Deposit, Maryland ever since I researched my York Sunday News column on Jacob Tome (1810-1898), multimillionaire philanthropist. Tome was born in the Hanover area of York County and grew up poor in Chanceford … Continue reading

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Heydey of Cigars, When York County Was King

We didn’t know how bad smoking was for our health 90 years ago, when cigar factories were springing up everywhere. In York County, we knew cigars were very good for our economy. For well over 150 years, processing tobacco into … Continue reading

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