Tag Archives: World War I

2017 Journal of York County History just off the press

If you are a member of the York County History Center, you have probably already received the 2017 edition of Journal of York County Heritage. As part of the YCHC publications committee and one of the editors of the journal, … Continue reading

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York County registration of “enemy aliens” during World War I

This year is the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I.  The war had been raging since 1914, but America was reluctant to get involved until Germany started sinking American ships with their submarines.  It didn’t take long … 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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World War I Food Army active in York County

The United States officially entered World War I on April 6, 1917, but America had been already preparing to join its allies in the fight. Mobilization on the home front accelerated as the year progressed. Grier Hersh was the Chairman … Continue reading

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Did York County have a branch of the American Protective League?

I didn’t know what the American Protective League was until I was recently asked if there was any information on it in the files at the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives. This World War I era organization, eventually growing to … Continue reading

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New publication highlights York County men and women in World War I

I don’t know as much as I would like to about World War I, including the involvement of York County people in that Great War. This year is the 100th anniversary of what was then thought to be “the war … Continue reading

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York Soldier gassed in France

On November 29, 1918, Cornelius L. Stambaugh wrote back home from a military hospital in Toul, France, where he was recovering from being gassed, to his friend Daniel Hildebrand. He sent the letter in care of the Gazette and Daily, … Continue reading

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