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York Hatters Essential for York County Men

In a recent post I showed some of the women’s hats from the 19th and 20th centuries now on exhibit at York County Heritage Trust. Some are rather outlandishly decorated, including a couple adorned with whole stuffed birds. In the … 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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100 Men with Torches at Red Lion

One hundred twenty-five years ago people were a lot more passionate about their politics. A November 1882 Gazette article recounts a “DEMOCRATIC DEMONSTRATION AT RED LION.” Imagine the following spectacle today:

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York Mayor Tells Wife She Should Have Hit Husband Harder

Ninety years ago York Mayor Hugentugler presided over a frequently lively police court: One case involved a “near murder” with a hatchet on the 500 block of Vander Avenue. The York Gazette reported the husband

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Shoes, Shoes, Shoes Offered by York Merchant

One hundred years ago stylish shoes were just as important as they are today. A large illustrated ad for the B.A. Shorb Shoe Co., 24 West Market Street, appeared in the York Gazette in the fall of 1907. Good leather … Continue reading

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Party for a Leading African American Citizen of York

One hundred years ago this week the children of the A.M.E. Zion church on East King Street threw a party to celebrate the 72nd birthday of their beloved superintendent of 29 years. King Street school named for Aquilla Howard According … Continue reading

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York County’s Fabulous Fifties – or Not?

50 years ago, you could buy a three, five, seven, or nine-piece chrome or wrought-iron dinette set at York Supply Company, 43-45 West Market Street, starting at $39 to $50 for the set. While you were there, you might as … Continue reading

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