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York traffic accidents, 1884 style

Just because they didn’t have automobiles doesn’t mean streets and roads were free of accidents in the 19th century. The accounts below appeared on the front page of the November 19, 1884 edition of the York Daily under the heading … Continue reading

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York County Hunter Concealed Charm in Shotgun

Not having any luck hunting for game? You might want to try the charm above, shared by a friend who found it rolled up and tucked into the stock of his grandfather’s century-old shotgun. His grandfather was born in 1887. … Continue reading

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York County Commissioners Paid $324 a Year

1830 William Wagner watercolor of the York County Almshouse. Most of you probably cringe along with me when you see some of the figures we spend as a county today. I’m sure the reaction was the same in 1838 when … Continue reading

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The Biggest & the Best of York County

I guess it is human nature to want to have the biggest and the best. We are always impressed by the tallest buildings and the most gigantic pumpkins. Our forebears were no different, as we can see by the Lewis … Continue reading

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Hermits in Hellam and Rabbits at Delta

One hundred and ten years ago this week, the Gazette noted the semi-annual visit of hermit Joel Strong of Hellam township to see his friend, Al Boll, of Ebner’s Cafe. It seems Mr. Strong walked the eight miles each way … Continue reading

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