Category Archives: W. Manchester Twp.

Another random dip back into York County’s past.

Below are some items from across the York County, as reported in the February 18, 1873 York Gazette. Each snippet entices you to learn more.

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Latest in farm equipment highlighted 1898 York Fair

These two photos of the York Fair were taken about 1898. They fairgoers look a little overdressed to us today. In those days the fair was held in October, so this looks like a nice day, perhaps not too hot … Continue reading

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Federal Taxes Paid by York Countians in 1815

It’s soon income tax time again. There was no federal income tax 200 years ago, but that doesn’t mean that you didn’t have to pay taxes to support the United States government. Not having strong taxing ability was one of … Continue reading

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York Author’s Success Builds Dream House

Home of Katharine Haviland-Taylor I really enjoy it when a York countian from the past that I am researching turns out to be a nice person. Sculptor Charles Rudy was such a person, and so was author Katharine Haviland-Taylor. Their … Continue reading

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Pottery Hill Was the Place to Buy Gifts in York County

Former Pottery Hill store Remember the Pottery Hill store west of York? It’s in West Manchester Township, on the right at the top of the hill after you cross the railroad tracks and before you get to Zarfos Road. The … Continue reading

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York County Hunter Concealed Charm in Shotgun

Not having any luck hunting for game? You might want to try the charm above, shared by a friend who found it rolled up and tucked into the stock of his grandfather’s century-old shotgun. His grandfather was born in 1887. … Continue reading

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York Potato Chip Manufacturer Developed Snack Vending Machine

Wouldn’t you know it? As soon as I think I’m done learning about local potato chip history, something else pops up. Did you ever think about who first came up with dispensing the little bags of potato chips and other … Continue reading

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York County Man Miffed He Didn’t Get Tax Collector Job

Every April our thoughts, mostly bad, turn to taxes. Back in 1833, Peter Bott got really upset when he was passed over for tax collector of West Manchester Township.

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York County Commissioners Paid $324 a Year

1830 William Wagner watercolor of the York County Almshouse. Most of you probably cringe along with me when you see some of the figures we spend as a county today. I’m sure the reaction was the same in 1838 when … Continue reading

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