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Hanover Democrats celebrated victory graciously

Politics could be rough in the past, but the Hanover Democrats were pretty civil in celebrating the party’s win in the November 1882 Pennsylvania election for Governor. Here is the story from the November 28, 1882 York Dispatch, picked up … Continue reading

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York County Democrats celebrate in 1882

This account below is only one of several from the November 28, 1882 York Gazette recounting celebrations around the county of recent Democratic election wins. Democrat Robert E. Pattison had won the election for Governor, but not by much, over … Continue reading

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William B. Franklin’s highly unlikely supporter for Governor

My last post was devoted to the local support, especially that of the York Gazette, of York native General William B. Franklin to be the 1863 Democratic candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania. The Democratic nomination eventually went to Pennsylvania Supreme … Continue reading

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General William B. Franklin of York for Governor

That first week of June 150 years ago, York County was getting closer to being invaded by a hostile military force. Most of the news items in the June 2, 1863 weekly York Gazette, a Democratic newspaper, were already Civil … Continue reading

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Why did voters flock to the polls in York County and the rest of Pennsylvania in 1938?

Are you registered to vote? This year April 22 is the deadline for registration to vote in the May 21st Primary Election. If you miss that you need to register by October 7 to vote in the November 5 General … Continue reading

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York County native went down the Susquehanna to make his millions

What do Cecil County, Maryland’s first millionaire; the 1871 candidate for Governor of Maryland and the founder of several steamship companies have to do with a York County native? They are just a few accomplishments of Jacob Tome, born in … Continue reading

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York poet Henry Lee Fisher’s 1908 short election verse

York attorney and Pennsylvania German poet Henry Lee Fisher was born on November 3, 1822. Looking through his file today, November 3, 2012, at York County Heritage Trust, I found a unpublished poem he wrote on November 3, 1908 (his … Continue reading

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Simon Einstein Celebrates Election Win with Cabbages

Lewis Miller drawing of Einstein and his cabbages Yesterday’s post told how early York County Democrat Simon Einstein [Anstine] was successfully elected on his own ticket to the Pennsylvania General Assembly when fellow Democrats left him off the official slate. … Continue reading

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Simon Einstein Splits York County Democratic Party

Lewis Miller drawing of Windsor Democrat Simon Einstein Politics and politicians have been at the top of the news throughout the history of our country. York County was no different from any other area, with rampant mudslinging and infighting. Newspapers … Continue reading

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1924 National and Pennsylvania Republicans “SAFE–SANE–STEADY”

Another election has just passed, this one with little fanfare. No federal offices were at stake and only judicial ones at the state level. Many county and local officies were not up for election and some of those who were … Continue reading

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