Category Archives: Hanover

What is your UFO story?

The first reported sighting of a flying saucer was in the state of Washington in late June 1947. In less than two weeks reports were pouring in, including from our area. I looked at a sampling of local newspapers on … Continue reading

Posted in 1940s, 1950s, 1970s, Adams County, advertising, Air Force, airplanes, Army, Delroy, flying saucers, Hanover, Mt. Wolf, newspapers, UFOs, Universal York, Windsor Township, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on What is your UFO story?

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

Posted in 1880s, 1890s, 1930s, 1950s, celebrations, Democrats, elections, Hanover, Heidelberg Twp., industry, Penn Township, politics, Republicans, Universal York, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hanover Democrats celebrated victory graciously

York County registration of “enemy aliens” during World War I

This year is the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I.  The war had been raging since 1914, but America was reluctant to get involved until Germany started sinking American ships with their submarines.  It didn’t take long … Continue reading

Posted in 1910s, Germany, Hanover, Universal York, World War I, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on York County registration of “enemy aliens” during World War I

Grow, Preserve, Eat—York County and food

From the time the first humans walked the productive soil of what is now York County, Pa., food has been grown, preserved and happily eaten here. Here a few examples from our history: One of my recent York Sunday News … Continue reading

Posted in 1800s, 1810s, 1910s, 1960s, Brogue, canning, cooking, Delta, dogs, Fawn Grove, food, gardens, Hanover, inns, Lewis Miller, newspapers, Red Lion, street railways, taverns, Universal York, vegetables, World War I, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Grow, Preserve, Eat—York County and food

More on York County research and connections

My York Sunday News column last month illustrated how you often to take several sources and put them together to round out the story on a person, an event or a place that you are researching. Speaking of research, a … Continue reading

Posted in 1810s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1910s, 2000s, Civil War, Hanover, newspapers, Universal York, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on More on York County research and connections

Another York County Lincoln assassination association

Over the years I have shared many posts showing local connections to President Lincoln and his assassination. They ranged from York native Edman Spangler, accused but not convicted of conspiracy in the plot, and assassin John Wilkes Booth, who allegedly … Continue reading

Posted in 1860s, 1930s, Chanceford Twp., Civil War, Hanover, Lincoln Conspiracy, soldiers, theater, Universal York, York County | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Another York County Lincoln assassination association

Index to the 1876 York County Atlas, an often overlooked resource

If you have done much historical or genealogical York County research, you are probably aware of the invaluable 1876 Atlas of York Co., Pennsylvania, Illustrated from Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of Beach Nichols, published by Pomeroy, Whitman … Continue reading

Posted in 1870s, 1990s, books, Hanover, libraries, maps, Universal York, York County | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Index to the 1876 York County Atlas, an often overlooked resource

What about those York County “Davis Gray” watercolor prints?

You see the ubiquitous prints of York County sites at antique and collectible malls and shops, as well as on walls of homes. York County Heritage Trust has some examples in their collections. I vaguely remembered a connection with a … Continue reading

Posted in 1970s, Adams County, advertising, artists, banks, buildings, Hanover, Universal York, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on What about those York County “Davis Gray” watercolor prints?

Hanover man recalls meteor shower and Gettysburg prisoner escapes

Newspaper stories of the past often have references to things that were familiar to them, but not us. This leads to more research to find out what they are talking about. The item below, from the May 21, 1903 York … Continue reading

Posted in 1830s, 1900s, Adams County, astronomy, disasters, Gettysburg, Hanover, Universal York, York County | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Hanover man recalls meteor shower and Gettysburg prisoner escapes

York County news from the 1880s

I can always find something of interest in the old newspapers on microfilm at York County Heritage Trust. Sometimes the little items from across the county are the most interesting. Here are a few from the July 1, 1887 York … Continue reading

Posted in 1870s, 1880s, animals, Civil War, Hanover, manufacturing, newspapers, Northern Central RR, Paradise Twp., Spring Grove, Universal York, York County | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on York County news from the 1880s