Category Archives: Navy

York County “molasses”

York County historian of a century ago, George R. Prowell, was a prolific (and sometimes wordy) recorder of York County history. Some of the stories he wrote were passed on from others, perhaps with occasional errors creeping in. Still, Prowell’s … Continue reading

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New publication highlights York County men and women in World War I

I don’t know as much as I would like to about World War I, including the involvement of York County people in that Great War. This year is the 100th anniversary of what was then thought to be “the war … Continue reading

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Red Lion Cabinet Company World War II products

As I mentioned in my recent York Sunday News column, from 1942 to 1945 the Red Lion Cabinet Company was dedicated to making products for the military, working with other companies as part of the York Plan, a locally initiated … Continue reading

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York Workers Pause for D-Day Prayers

D-Day Service for York Naval Ordnance workers (Courtesy York County Heritage Trust) A couple of my recent posts were taken from the World War I newsletter/magazine Connecting Links, put out for former employees serving in the military and home front … Continue reading

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Employers Kept York County World War I Soldiers in Touch with Home

First issue of ACCO’s Connecting Links York County Heritage Trust will open a new exhibit on June 14: From Front Porch to Front Lines: York County Goes to War. Through a sampling of objects, clothing, documents and photographs from the … Continue reading

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York County African American Civil War Veteran Details Navy Service

Recruitment poster, courtesy National Archives & Records Administration Elijah Berry was 70 years old and living in Peach Bottom Township, York County, Pa. in February 1907 when he filed an application to have his Civil War pension increased. As time … Continue reading

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