Category Archives: War

Red Lion Cabinet Company’s many products varied during wartime and peacetime

The aerial photo above is the cover of an undated booklet giving statistics on the Red Lion Cabinet Company. It was probably done around 1953 when York County manufacturing was booming and the cabinet company itself was at its peak. … Continue reading

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Wrightsville Civil War Soldier Remembered Confederates at Mt. Pisgah.

A 1917 newspaper account captured some reminiscences of David Sloat, who at 90 was one of the last three Civil War veterans in Wrightsville. After the war Sloat had moved to Ohio and lived there for fifty years, but he … Continue reading

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Long Level Soldier Wounded

A few days before armistice was declared between the Allies and Germany, ending the First World War, the York Gazette and Daily published a poignant letter written home by a York County soldier wounded in France. The heading read: “PRIVATE … 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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A Look Back at York County History

The York Gazette & Daily arrived the same day it was printed, via the U.S. mail, in rural York County when I was growing up. That was most certainly the main reason my parents, and many others like them who … Continue reading

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