Category Archives: Shrewsbury

Lee Anderson’s Shrewsbury printing business

My recent York Sunday News column was on the leading 20th century poet, Lee Anderson, a resident of southern York County. In addition, I also shared some of Anderson’s poetry  in my last post. Here is a look at how he really … Continue reading

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York County’s Silk Boom and Bust

(Illustrations from A Treatise on the Mulberry Tree and Silkworm and on the Manufacture and Production of Silk, 1839. Courtesy of York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives) Silk has been prized for as long as 5,000 years, since the fibers spun … Continue reading

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Christmastime in Shrewsbury, 1889

Here are some more local news items, this time from Shrewsbury in December 1889. This time I didn’t even have to go to the newspaper microfilms at York County Heritage Trust myself. Friend, relative and Dallastown native, Apyrl Zarfos Anderson, … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury, Pa. bottle leads to medical/political family

Jeff Rohrbaugh of Shrewsbury shared this recently acquired bottle on Facebook. The drug business noted on the bottle is attributed to Dr. James Gerry, Jr. (1839-1903). I’m always happy to have an opportunity to learn more about the people and … Continue reading

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Giant farm products from southern York County?

In response to my recent York Sunday News column on York County potatoes, Glen Rock area historian and friend John Hufnagel shared five fantasy post cards from his collection. The informal community of Besserville consisted of a restaurant, department store … Continue reading

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Fawn Grove Fair Hosts 14 Southern York County Bands

Massed Bands in 1932 A friend recently shared a panoramic photograph taken by Hoffman Studio, Hanover. Part of it is shown above. The photo is captioned “Southern York County Band Association, Aug. 20, 1932.” He looked at the newspaper microfilm, … Continue reading

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