Category Archives: recreation

York Haven extolled for industry

We have the worldwide paper company Glatfelter based in York today, with one of its mills, very much expanded, operating in Spring Grove, where it all started. Even though now gone, there were many other local paper mills, both large … Continue reading

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September means the York Fair

September wouldn’t seem like September if I didn’t do at least one post on the York Fair. Instead of starting with the file boxes of York Fair materials at the York County History Center and/or local newspapers of the past, … Continue reading

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York County Easter egg hunts 70 years ago.

I know Easter was several months ago, but I was just researching other subjects on the 1940s newspaper microfilms at York County Heritage Trust, and I came across many stories about Easter egg hunts of about 70 years ago. Some … Continue reading

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Springwood Resort had its ups and downs

One place that is still remembered fondly is Springwood Park in the Ore Valley area, north of Yoe in York Township. At least one of the buildings, a home, still stands and I understand there are still some remnants of … Continue reading

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Time for church picnics in York County

What comes to mind when you think of local Sunday school picnics/church picnics? There were, and still are, at least two different types, and we fondly remember the kind that we attended while we were growing up. I grew up … Continue reading

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Have you ever been hiking in Devil’s Hole?

Long-time York County Heritage Trust volunteer photo cataloger Paul Wolfgang asked me the other day if I know where “Devil’s Hole” was. He was cataloging a collection of photos connected with Raymond Jacob Sechrist and one was identified as being … Continue reading

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Wrapping up York’s Penn Park Fountain–for now.

Here are two more postcards from the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives of Penn Park’s Rebecca at the Well fountain. They bring images of this impressive monument closer to the time when the fountain was taken down in 1968. The … Continue reading

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York’s Penn Park Rebecca Fountain–Part 3

Here is another mystery concerning York’s Penn Park fountain–what does Rebecca have on her head? In these postcards from the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives there seems to be some kind of ring above the statue on these postcards. There … Continue reading

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More on the Rebecca Fountain on York’s Penn Common

In my recent post on the 1898 dedication of the impressive fountain, I mentioned that it was featured on quite a few post cards that I found at the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives. I’m including three in this post, … Continue reading

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York’s Penn Park Fountain Remembered

I’ve always loved fountains–the bigger, the better. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the towering Rebecca at the Well fountain that graced Penn Park from 1898 to 1968. I grew up in rural York County–we came into town to shop when I … Continue reading

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