Category Archives: Manheim Twp.

Nineteenth Century York County Swedenborgians?

The recent York Daily Record article about a new church in York, the Swedenborgians, also known as the New Church or Church of the New Jerusalem, rang a bell. Click here for the York Daily Record article. Members beliefs are … Continue reading

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York County People Didn’t Always Speak English

Welsh’s Store in 1902 With Dollar Bible Sign. I still don’t understand why some people get upset when notices are published or signs posted in English and another language, usually Spanish nowadays. They seem to think that English is the … Continue reading

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Huge Snakes in Hanover Area

A while ago I wrote about how we like to impress others with what we have–the biggest and best. Click here to read about giant pumpkins and corn. The Hanover newspapers reported on the really big black snakes seen in … 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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