Category Archives: Thanksgiving

York Post Office statues remind us to be thankful

                                        You might have noticed, in person or on the news, that the Thanksgiving historical marker, across from the York County … Continue reading

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York’s Thanksgiving themed statues still standing tall at the East York post office

I was in the East York post office the other day for the first time in a while. I was very pleased to see the black walnut Thanksgiving statues proudly standing in the lobby on their marble bases. It is … Continue reading

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York Post Office Big Deal for Whole County

March, 1961 Gazette & Daily photos of Thanksgiving statues. (See end of post for current photos of the sculptures.) Some years ago my husband or I picked up a rectangular glass paperweight at a local antique mall. The label pasted … Continue reading

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Postscript on York Thanksgiving Proclamation

One reason that historical research is so intriguing is because the facts may be objective and verifiable but the interpretation is subjective, influenced by the perspective of the interpreter. Even the “facts” themselves might not be a factual as you … Continue reading

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The First National Thanksgiving Proclaimed in York November 1, 1777

First National Thanksgiving Marker, East Market Street, York Have you passed by the marker above, tucked into a mini-park in downtown York, PA, and wondered about the story behind it? The marker reads: “THE FIRST NATIONAL THANKSGIVING WAS PROCLAIMED FROM … Continue reading

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