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York woman patents gorgeous cherry tree

Spring view of Smith tree Lucy Neville Mitchell was born in 1872 at Charleston, S.C. In 1902 she married Stephen Fahs Smith, an executive in the S. Morgan Smith Company founded by his father. Mrs. Smith was very interested in … Continue reading

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York Basket Makers in Bull Frog Alley

You may have heard of Bull Frog Alley and wondered where it was. The following 1878 York Gazette article tells about the basket makers living there.

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York Moravian Christmases

Lewis Miller Drawing of a York County Pennsylvania German Christmas Tree In December 1867, the Gazette reported: “FESTIVAL– The Moravians are now holding a festival at Washington Hall for the benefit of their new church. They have the largest and … Continue reading

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York County’s Road of Remembrance

The Tribute Tree Committee appealed to the patriotism and generosity of York County citizens in this December 1919 York Gazette ad. A neighbor recently asked if I knew anything about the rows of sycamore trees still standing in places on … Continue reading

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