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Camp Security on a vintage Christmas Card

Looking through the antique and vintage Christmas cards at York County Heritage Trust Library and Archives yesterday, I found one with a Camp Security theme. It had a printed signature of Mr. and Mrs. Russell S. Wehler. The front of … Continue reading

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Remember your letters to Santa?

Do many children still write letters to Santa? According to this article from the December 15, 1956 Gazette and Daily, the post office was inundated with them then. Billy, the writer who wanted a monkey, must be about retirement age … Continue reading

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York square of Christmases past

Here is a tour of York’s Center/Continental Square, featuring the big star that was the centerpiece of the decorations from the late 1940s through the 1950s. I’m not sure when the star was first fabricated and when it was replaced … Continue reading

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Some York County Christmases of the 1890s

It looks like children of over a century ago received plenty of toys for Christmas if they were from well off families, like Morris Small and Henry Spahr Small, pictured here. The photos are from an album of photos taken … Continue reading

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Is Lewis Miller’s drawing the first to show a Christmas tree in America?

Do a online search looking for the first American Christmas tree and you come up with a wide range of answers. More than one of the answers can be correct, depending on how you ask the question. Is the Lewis … Continue reading

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