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York City vineyard thrives during Prohibition

A vineyard in the heart of the City of York? Less than three blocks from the square? During Prohibition? Who would have thought it? See below for my recent York Sunday News column on John K. Gross and his prize-winning … Continue reading

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York County children enjoyed seeing their work in the newspaper

For many years the Junior Dispatch page was published on Saturdays in the York Dispatch. Pupils of fourth through ninth grades could submit their writing and art through their teachers. Children could contribute “stories, photos, cartoons, drawings, articles, poetry, editorials, … Continue reading

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Hanover Democrats celebrated victory graciously

Politics could be rough in the past, but the Hanover Democrats were pretty civil in celebrating the party’s win in the November 1882 Pennsylvania election for Governor. Here is the story from the November 28, 1882 York Dispatch, picked up … Continue reading

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More on Dr. Reed’s 1905 visit to Camp Security

My previous post shared a July 21, 1905 article from the York Daily about Dr. Reed of Lancaster coming to look for the camp where his grandfather guarded Revolutionary War prisoners. We know the site today as Camp Security. Dr. … Continue reading

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Anna Dill Gamble, York advocate for world peace

My recent York Sunday News column on Anna Dill Gamble is below. She was truly a woman ahead of her time. Gamble used her time, money and skills to further causes in which she believed. Her missions included Catholicism, women’s … Continue reading

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Hanover man recalls meteor shower and Gettysburg prisoner escapes

Newspaper stories of the past often have references to things that were familiar to them, but not us. This leads to more research to find out what they are talking about. The item below, from the May 21, 1903 York … Continue reading

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Join us for “An Evening to Unravel York County History” on December 9

Does York have a solid claim to the First Capital of the United States? That is one of historical controversies that will be tackled by the York Daily Record’s five historical bloggers with audience participation in a free public program … Continue reading

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York Square fixture—the Colonial Hotel

(When looking at early 20th century postcards to illustrate this post, I noticed that many of them include both the Colonial Hotel and the Rupp Building, making the hotel seem even more massive. Note the “day” view above has been … Continue reading

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Not all York County news of the past was good

Most of us probably think of African American persecution when we hear Ku Klux Klan. The haters cast a broader net in York County in the first half of the twentieth century. Anyone not a white protestant was fair game … Continue reading

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1939 news from Saginaw, Gatchelville and Wrightsville

What was going on in York County 75 years ago? If your family was at all known to the newspaper stringer for your area, they probably showed up on the local news pages. The events might seem trivial to us … Continue reading

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