Tag Archives: York County Heritage Trust

Guards at Camp Security 13: Martin Cronmiller

Time to get back to the series of posts on records found at the National Archives and Pennsylvania State Archives for the York County Militiamen who guarded the British prisoners at Camp Security during 1781, 1782 and 1783. As mentioned … Continue reading

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York County’s Silk Boom and Bust

(Illustrations from A Treatise on the Mulberry Tree and Silkworm and on the Manufacture and Production of Silk, 1839. Courtesy of York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives) Silk has been prized for as long as 5,000 years, since the fibers spun … Continue reading

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A.A. Bosshart, prolific artist and photographer of York County people and landscapes.

For half a century A.A. Bosshart captured images of local people and countryside with his camera and brush. His work is represented in many collections of family photographs and still found hanging on walls of homes and businesses. My recent … Continue reading

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Ringing off at Stewartstown

                                    To remind you how far we have come in communications in the past 55 years–the headline above introduces a full page picture … Continue reading

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Christmastime in Shrewsbury, 1889

Here are some more local news items, this time from Shrewsbury in December 1889. This time I didn’t even have to go to the newspaper microfilms at York County Heritage Trust myself. Friend, relative and Dallastown native, Apyrl Zarfos Anderson, … Continue reading

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York prices not that cheap 70 years ago

A small article in the March 20, 1948 Gazette and Daily reported that “Printing Industry Editor at the Gazette and Daily for Unique Method Story.” Dr. Russel R. Voorhees, described as a field editor and commercial writer, was in York … 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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York “bookie” joint raided

“Was He Unlucky! I don’t know if legal off-track betting has made “bookie joints” totally obsolete, but they seem to have been a fixture of mid-twentieth century life. A raid on one of those establishments made front page news in … Continue reading

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1943 East Berlin area news

It has been while since I sampled local news of the past. You can find out so much about a community and the families that lived there by reading the old newspapers. Each small area had their own stringer who … Continue reading

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Madam Schumann-Heink sang in York twice

Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861-1936) was one of the most famous singers in the world when she appeared in York in October, 1907 and again in April 1934. Her second appearance called up the memory of the first for Yorker Clara Bosshart … Continue reading

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