Category Archives: veterans

Journal of York County Heritage offers opportunity to write about local history

You can be part of sharing the fascinating stories that contribute so much to our local heritage. There is still over a month to offer your articles for the 2016 issue. Guidelines for submissions can be found on the York … Continue reading

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York County Civil War Veteran Wants Nothing to Do with State Pension.

Civil War veteran George S. Anderson of Rossville didn’t hesitate to express his opinion of the proposed Pennsylvania State Pension bill, or the legislators who favored it, as can be seen by his letter published April 26, 1913 in the … Continue reading

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York WASP Veteran Story Told in California Newspaper

It was 1941. Young York podiatrist Mary Reineberg knew how to fly, so off she went to offer her services to her country. The odds of being chosen were high, but Mary made the grade and became a member of … Continue reading

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York County World War I Soldier Writes Home with Humor

Flag Day, marks York County Heritage Trust’s opening of Front Porch to Front Lines. Admission will be free for the June 14 opening with activities all day and evening, starting at 10 a.m. In the meantime, below is another letter … Continue reading

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York County Soldier Wounded in Battle of the Marne

A previous post told the story of the World War I origin of Connecting Links, a monthly news magazine published by ACCO (American Chain Company) for their employees in military service and workers in their plants at home. They told … Continue reading

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York County Author’s Work Featured on HBO’s Wartorn 1861-2010

At 9 p.m. tonight HBO is airing for the first time a new documentary, Wartorn 1861-2010. It is on what we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The affliction was labeled melancholy, hysteria or insanity in the Civil War … Continue reading

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York County Court Stenographer and His Friend, Thomas Edison

A recent newspaper article said there is a shortage of court stenographers. It reminded me of Henry Clay Demming, official York County court stenographer for nearly 45 years. Demming was born in Geneva, NY, but came to Harrisburg to learn … Continue reading

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“LONELY WAR VETERAN WANTS HANOVER WIFE”

That was the headline above the Hanover news section of the York Gazette on April 30, 1908. Why did Civil War veteran George M. Prince write to Hanover, Pennsylvania Postmaster Hostetter asking for names of widows?

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