Category Archives: Scots-Irish

Anna Dill Gamble, York advocate for world peace

My recent York Sunday News column on Anna Dill Gamble is below. She was truly a woman ahead of her time. Gamble used her time, money and skills to further causes in which she believed. Her missions included Catholicism, women’s … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Germans were not the only ones planting by the moon

It is exciting when one piece of research ties back into a nother. I was reminded of this when looking at old and new almanacs and the listed moon signs, especially the lore of their influence on planting vegetables. I … Continue reading

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York County relatives retained ties to President McKinley

While researching the Bacon family, friend Jean Robinson shared an August 24, 1909 obituary from the York Dispatch that she found on the newspaper microfilms at York County Heritage Trust. It reads: Agnes Bacon Mrs. Agnes, widow of George Bacon, … Continue reading

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York Native Expert Witness on Sinkings of Both the Titanic and U.S.S. Maine

Richard M. Watt, second from left, and the U.S.S. Maine This week’s Sunday News carried a story about a new book titled What Really Sank the Titanic. The authors came to a different conclusion that that offered by Rear Admiral … Continue reading

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From York County to the Wider World

York County is part of what is known as a “cultural hearth,” an area from which ideas and culture spread throughout much of the country as settlers moved on. In a recent post, I showed how the Great Wagon road, … Continue reading

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How Did They Get There from York?

Click here for the Library of Congress zoomable 1751 Fry-Jefferson map. I recently wrote about York County residents being recruited to move to Virginia in the 1870s. Click here to read that post. There were several paths, following very early … Continue reading

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