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York Fair chilly in 1937 but restaurant patrons hot

Only a few months until the 2017 York Fair. Although the animals and other exhibits are under roof, it still is very much an outdoor fair, with many activities at the mercy of the weather. For many years the fair … Continue reading

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York church building to restaurant, with a few stops along the way

A Facebook friend asked about the history of Victor’s Italian Restaurant on Ogontz Street, knowing that the building was a former church. I looked through the York County History Center files and City Directories as well as online sources. Several … Continue reading

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York’s Dempwolf architects didn’t just stick to York County

It all started with a small piece in the June 28, 1887 York Gazette that read: A YORK ARCHITECT IN FREDERICK The Frederick City Daily News says: “Mr. J. A. Dempwolf, of York Pa., the architect, arrived in Frederick, Monday … Continue reading

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Life in 19th century Wrightsville

Even small newspaper items and advertisements can give clues on life in the past, such as these ads from the May 7, 1857 York County Star and Wrightsville Advertiser, These two are for Wrightsville businesses, Reuben Simpson’s barber shop and … Continue reading

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Golden Glow Cafeteria Glows in York Memories

Food stands high in York County memories. Friend and former shop manager at York County Heritage Trust, Carl Preate, emailed me about the popular Golden Glow Cafeteria that was at 38 N. George St. in downtown York from 1928 to … Continue reading

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More mid-twentieth century York restaurants

Two of the restaurants York County Heritage Trust Assistant Librarian Victoria Miller has included in her case exhibit of 1930s-1960s photos (see previous post) bring back memories in my family. Maybe yours too? I remember the Ramona Restaurant, mostly how … Continue reading

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Remember these York restaurants?

Remember getting all dressed up to go out for a good dinner with the family or the place you ate all those hamburgers, fries and milkshakes when you were a teenager? York County Heritage Trust Assistant Librarian Victoria Miller has … Continue reading

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York’s Bury’s Famous Hamburgers Legend Lives on.

The statistics in this undated clipping refer just to York Fair sales Last week I posted still another recipe for Bury’s secret hamburger sauce. There are many versions that are supposed to authentic, but very few people really know the … Continue reading

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Another Bury’s Secret Hamburger Sauce Recipe

Bury’s on W. Philadelphia St., December 1941 (Sweigert photo) Fellow blogger Jim McClure has included several recipes, all different, in his posts that people have declared were the authentic ones used by the Bury brothers in their York County restaurants. … Continue reading

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Love of Oysters and Ice Cream Nothing New in York

John Hetrick’s Strawberry Surprise Ice cream and oysters have each enjoyed a long popularity in York County eateries. A recent post quoted an 1845 ad announcing the grand opening of Gray’s ice cream parlor, and ads for oysters abound. Click … Continue reading

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