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Wrightsville’s rich history is commemorated by many plaques, another sought

For the past few years, Albert Rose, long-time volunteer at the York County History Center Library/Archives, has been documenting war memorials throughout York County. He has visited and photographed many of them and also verified some that no longer remain. … Continue reading

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More on York silk culture

My previous post showed that York County wasn’t immune to the silk culture mania running rampant in the 1830s. A few more examples of local residents getting caught up in the craze are below. From the July 12, 1831 York … Continue reading

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Camp Security Review, Part One

The Friends of Camp Security organization, of which I am a board member, is holding a public meeting Tuesday March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Springettsbury Township building, 1501 Mount Zion Road, York. Information on the upcoming 2016 archaeology … Continue reading

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A.A. Bosshart, prolific artist and photographer of York County people and landscapes.

For half a century A.A. Bosshart captured images of local people and countryside with his camera and brush. His work is represented in many collections of family photographs and still found hanging on walls of homes and businesses. My recent … Continue reading

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York County sent lots of Bundles for Britain

We probably have all known local people who bravely served in the military during World War II. During that time the home front was also very busy. I have written columns and blog posts about the York Plan, the system … Continue reading

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Not all York County news of the past was good

Most of us probably think of African American persecution when we hear Ku Klux Klan. The haters cast a broader net in York County in the first half of the twentieth century. Anyone not a white protestant was fair game … Continue reading

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York Kiwanis warned of marijuana 75 years ago

Here is an interesting topic presented to the York Kiwanis club 75 years ago, as reported in the October 27, 1939 Gazette & Daily, quoted below. I guess some things have been around longer than I realized. “MARIHUANA EVIL SUBJECT … Continue reading

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York’s USO welcomed World War II service members with open arms

A friend who has two grandsons in the Navy recently commented on how much those grandsons have appreciated services offered by the USO. Local USO volunteers played an important part in York County home front service during World War II, … Continue reading

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Lafayette Club painting part of group of 17 showing Revolutionary War heroes

York’s venerable Lafayette Club, founded in 1898, recently closed its doors, the doors of an impressive four-story townhouse, the residence of town leader P.A. Small during the Civil War. To me, one of the most striking interior features was the … Continue reading

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York Christmas Fair Inspires Winterthur Exhibit

Touring the wonderful Christmas displays at Winterthur Museum has become part of my annual holiday celebration. I was thrilled Sunday to hear the Winterthur guide tell us that the very first area we were touring this year was based on … Continue reading

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