Category Archives: liquor

York Soldier gassed in France

On November 29, 1918, Cornelius L. Stambaugh wrote back home from a military hospital in Toul, France, where he was recovering from being gassed, to his friend Daniel Hildebrand. He sent the letter in care of the Gazette and Daily, … Continue reading

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York County Moonshine

Some of my recent posts have covered motion pictures and other forms of entertainment around York County in 1938. For a few hours local people could be distracted from the toll taken by the depression, which had dragged on for … 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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Drunk Terrorizes York Cigar Store with Cavalry Sword

I recently wrote about a Confederate sword that a farmer plowed up near Hanover in 1882, nearly 20 years after it had fallen in a skirmish there. Click here to read about sword on Forney farm. There were probably a … Continue reading

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Huggy and the Soldiers–York Mayor Cracks Down

York Mayor Ephraim Hugentugler had his hands full in the fall of 1917. He hauled many locals into his police court for furnishing liquor to soldiers stationed at the temporary training camp at Gettysburg. The soldiers also got themselves arrested … Continue reading

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Liquor, Ice and Pop Popular in Nineteenth Century York

One hundred fifty years ago Yorkers were just as eager to spend their money on snack and drinks as they are today, as shown in a sampling of ads from the Gazette: Christian Pfahler caught your eye with the large … Continue reading

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