Category Archives: Stewartstown

York County garages eager to replace your Buick engine

I don’t think that today we usually replace any major components of our automobiles unless they fail, so I was surprised by a prominent ad in the March 25, 1948 Gazette and Daily pointing out the advantages of replacing the … Continue reading

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Never ask a woman her weight

I was again looking for something else in the newspaper images at the York County History Center Library/Archives, when a short piece in the York Daily of November 2, 1875 left me nearly speechless. It reads:

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Ringing off at Stewartstown

                                    To remind you how far we have come in communications in the past 55 years–the headline above introduces a full page picture … Continue reading

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York County Army nurse had a long military career

Sources say that about 350,000 women served in the United States armed forces during World War II. WACS (Women’s Army Corps), WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service in the Navy, women in the Coast Guard (SPARS) and Women Marines … Continue reading

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Yorks Salvation Army sponsored a downtown mobile canteen for World War II servicemen

I learn a lot from the readers of this blog and of my York Sunday News column. Please keep sharing your information. In my recent column and blog on York’s USO activities I mentioned that the Salvation Army was one … Continue reading

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More Movies in York

Lavish 1938 movie ad for the York theater My post yesterday covered some of the movie theaters in York County and the variety of films they were showing Labor Day weekend in 1938. Now I’ll tell you what else those … Continue reading

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