Category Archives: Spring Grove

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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York County news from the 1880s

I can always find something of interest in the old newspapers on microfilm at York County Heritage Trust. Sometimes the little items from across the county are the most interesting. Here are a few from the July 1, 1887 York … Continue reading

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Spring Grove area news of 40 years ago

It is obvious that I love old newspapers. From the vitally important to minutia, the items make the past come alive. With over two hundred years of local newspapers on microfilm, as well as files full of clippings, at York … Continue reading

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Save the Hoke House letters of support due May 16

I just realized that I hadn’t written a letter of support for the Spring Grove Area Historical Preservation Society’s proposal to save the historic Hoke house. The deadline to post or email letters is tomorrow, May 16. Here’s a link … Continue reading

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Best Selling Authors Sell War Bonds in York–Part 2

In my last post I introduced four noted writers: Edna Ferber, Ogden Nash, Vincent McHugh and John Roy Carlson. They were in York on June 22, 1944 on behalf of the World War II Fifth War Loan Drive. The authors … Continue reading

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York Progressive Dinner Progressed Along Tracks

The March 18, 1908 York Gazette shows that Yorkers could eat with the best of them, traveling from one menu to another by trolley. Progressive dinners were evidently in vogue at that time. The article relates that 12 couples thought … Continue reading

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1908 Hanover Trolley Line Comes Back to Life in 2008

York Railways #234 at Martin’s Substation on the Hanover Line in 1927 Sometimes history repeats itself in some really nifty ways. In February 1908 local newspapers were announcing that the York Railways Company’s new Hanover Interurban line was open through … Continue reading

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