Category Archives: World War II

York County garages eager to replace your Buick engine

I don’t think that today we usually replace any major components of our automobiles unless they fail, so I was surprised by a prominent ad in the March 25, 1948 Gazette and Daily pointing out the advantages of replacing the … Continue reading

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York’s World War I Liberty Gardens

Some of you might remember the Victory Gardens of World War II, when everyone was urged to grow as much food as they could to feed their families.  This would free up commercially grown vegetables to be canned to feed our troops fighting … Continue reading

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York County servicemen and servicewomen star in local news, Part Two

My recent post shared some of the World War II related items from one page of the Gazette and Daily of October 1943. The rest are transcribed below. We might tend today to forget how such a major conflict affects … Continue reading

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York County servicemen and servicewomen star in local news, Part One

I often use newspapers of the past to look into the lives of those who have proceeded us. The York County History Center has local newspapers on microfilm from the late 1700s up to the present. In addition, the YCHC … Continue reading

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Duck and Cover

Do we paint the 1950s as an untroubled time? Wrong! The 1950s began less than five years after the end of World War II. And we do remember what triggered the end of that war, don’t we? When refiling some … Continue reading

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Seventh Journal of York County Heritage now available

The 2016 edition of the Journal of York County Heritage will be officially launched on Thursday, September 15, with a reception at the York County History Center Museum, Library and Archives at 250 East Market Street in York. Doors open … Continue reading

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Journal of York County Heritage call for papers

You enjoy reading about York County history, so how about writing about it? The eight annual issue of Journal of York County Heritage will soon be out. It has articles on The York Plan of World War II and on … Continue reading

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Two World War II songs written by York woman

The United States didn’t officially enter World War II until December 1941, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but it was already on everyone’s mind. The York Plan of cooperative war material manufacturing was up and running and declared a … Continue reading

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Pick up your ration book at the schoolhouse

Numerous former one-room schoolhouses still dot the countryside. Many have been converted to residences, some so modified that it is hard to detect their original use. A few have been restored and even furnished as they would have been when … Continue reading

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Do your know any of these York County World War II USO hostesses?

Here is another follow up to my previous York Sunday News column and posts on York County USO activity during World War II. You can find the others at www.yorkblog.com by entering USO in the search box. After the column … Continue reading

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