Category Archives: women

York County sent lots of Bundles for Britain

We probably have all known local people who bravely served in the military during World War II. During that time the home front was also very busy. I have written columns and blog posts about the York Plan, the system … Continue reading

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Carrie Nation’s 1907 York County crusade

In 2006 York Daily Record columnist Jim Hubley wrote that the temperance crusader Carrie Nation was signed as top attraction at Hanover Fair in Sept 1902, speaking between horse races. She was also scheduled to give a lecture, Why I … Continue reading

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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 Women Need Lots of Hats

Not just feather trim. Hats seem to be making somewhat of a comeback, but I can’t imagine them ever coming close to their popularity in the 19th and early 20th centuries. York County Heritage Trust has just opened an exhibit … Continue reading

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Huggy and the Soldiers–York Mayor Cracks Down

York Mayor Ephraim Hugentugler had his hands full in the fall of 1917. He hauled many locals into his police court for furnishing liquor to soldiers stationed at the temporary training camp at Gettysburg. The soldiers also got themselves arrested … Continue reading

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York Mayor Tells Wife She Should Have Hit Husband Harder

Ninety years ago York Mayor Hugentugler presided over a frequently lively police court: One case involved a “near murder” with a hatchet on the 500 block of Vander Avenue. The York Gazette reported the husband

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Shoes, Shoes, Shoes Offered by York Merchant

One hundred years ago stylish shoes were just as important as they are today. A large illustrated ad for the B.A. Shorb Shoe Co., 24 West Market Street, appeared in the York Gazette in the fall of 1907. Good leather … Continue reading

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Party for a Leading African American Citizen of York

One hundred years ago this week the children of the A.M.E. Zion church on East King Street threw a party to celebrate the 72nd birthday of their beloved superintendent of 29 years. King Street school named for Aquilla Howard According … Continue reading

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York County’s Fabulous Fifties – or Not?

50 years ago, you could buy a three, five, seven, or nine-piece chrome or wrought-iron dinette set at York Supply Company, 43-45 West Market Street, starting at $39 to $50 for the set. While you were there, you might as … 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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