Category Archives: Yoe

1907 York news, trivial and tragic

Here is what was happening in York County in 1907, according to the York Daily of June 13. News from Dallastown: “The mail from York due here at 7:30 o’clock on account of a freight wreck at Waterville did not … Continue reading

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Springwood Resort had its ups and downs

One place that is still remembered fondly is Springwood Park in the Ore Valley area, north of Yoe in York Township. At least one of the buildings, a home, still stands and I understand there are still some remnants of … Continue reading

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York County country news, 1899

You never know what you might find in old newspapers. As I have mentioned in previous posts, each community had a local reporter, or stringer, usually paid by the inch of their column length. That method of payment seemed to … Continue reading

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News from Yoe

In the late 19th century and well into the 20th century, York newspapers had stringers in just about every small community throughout the county. These local people reported on church, school and social happenings. I mentioned before that my aunt … Continue reading

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Lots of York County Bakeries

Bakery ad from 1916 York Hospital Auxiliary Cookbook We tend to romanticize “the good old days” when Mom, or Grandma, or Great-grandma, lovingly baked wonderful breads and cakes, all from scratch. If those fine ladies were doing all the baking, … Continue reading

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Safe Crackers in Red Lion and Dallastown

One hundred and ten years ago an article on the front page of the Gazette starts out: “A gang of burglars raided the post offices at Dallastown and Red Lion sometime Monday night and succeeded in making a fairly good … Continue reading

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Heydey of Cigars, When York County Was King

We didn’t know how bad smoking was for our health 90 years ago, when cigar factories were springing up everywhere. In York County, we knew cigars were very good for our economy. For well over 150 years, processing tobacco into … Continue reading

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