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York County’s Silk Boom and Bust

(Illustrations from A Treatise on the Mulberry Tree and Silkworm and on the Manufacture and Production of Silk, 1839. Courtesy of York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives) Silk has been prized for as long as 5,000 years, since the fibers spun … Continue reading

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York prices not that cheap 70 years ago

A small article in the March 20, 1948 Gazette and Daily reported that “Printing Industry Editor at the Gazette and Daily for Unique Method Story.” Dr. Russel R. Voorhees, described as a field editor and commercial writer, was in York … Continue reading

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Hoop Skirts important to 1860s York women.

Every think about hoop skirts? Me neither, but from this lengthy York Gazette ad, hoop skirts were very important in the 1860s. The ad reads: NEW SKIRT FOR 1866 The Great Invention of the Age in HOOP SKIRTS J.W. Bradley’s … Continue reading

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York’s Bee Hive for style in the nineteen-teens

In my York Sunday News column few months ago I wrote about the wealth of local history you can find in City Directory Collection at York County Heritage Trust. The advertisements alone paint a picture of how our families lived … Continue reading

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York County People Well Read in Fashion and Science

York Countians have always been readers. At any give time in the nineteen century several newspapers flourished simultaneously in York and Hanover. Just about every small town in the county also had their own weekly paper. Bookstores, such as Jas. … Continue reading

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