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Another look at York’s square

When I was growing up in Chanceford and Windsor townships, we did our much of our weekly shopping for groceries in Red Lion, but we traveled to York for serious shopping. I was quite familiar with Bear’s, Bon Ton and … Continue reading

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York’s Colonial Hotel building still stately after nearly 125 years

For over a month I have been putting together a slide show on York’s square in commemoration of the 275th anniversary of the laying out of York in 1741. The information on the square at the York County History Center … Continue reading

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York Square fixture—the Colonial Hotel

(When looking at early 20th century postcards to illustrate this post, I noticed that many of them include both the Colonial Hotel and the Rupp Building, making the hotel seem even more massive. Note the “day” view above has been … Continue reading

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York’s downtown hotels

I came across a brochure and York City street map put out by the York Chamber of Commerce featuring photos and information on the city’s four leading hotels. The map is dated 1945, but judging by some of the cars, … Continue reading

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York Opens Arms to British Guests in 1927

Browns of York, England welcomed to Pennsylvania You just never know when new information comes to light. Just recently the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives was contacted by a descendant Henry Rhodes Brown, twice Lord Mayor of York, England. The … Continue reading

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York Progressive Dinner Progressed Along Tracks

The March 18, 1908 York Gazette shows that Yorkers could eat with the best of them, traveling from one menu to another by trolley. Progressive dinners were evidently in vogue at that time. The article relates that 12 couples thought … 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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