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More on the 1937 York Fair

In a recent post I shared some of Gazette and Daily coverage of the October 1937 York Fair. There was a lot going on that year. For one thing, York countians took their gardens and orchards very seriously. The Gazette … Continue reading

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York Fair chilly in 1937 but restaurant patrons hot

Only a few months until the 2017 York Fair. Although the animals and other exhibits are under roof, it still is very much an outdoor fair, with many activities at the mercy of the weather. For many years the fair … 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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September means the York Fair

September wouldn’t seem like September if I didn’t do at least one post on the York Fair. Instead of starting with the file boxes of York Fair materials at the York County History Center and/or local newspapers of the past, … Continue reading

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York Fair during wartime—part three

The York Fair is over for this year, leaving us contemplating what headline acts and interesting food choices are going to be featured next year. I assume the fair management and staff are already working on the 2016 York Fair. … Continue reading

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York Fair during wartime—part one

Everyone in York County probably realizes is it just about time for the York Fair again. Wondering how World War II affected the fair, I pulled a 1942 York Fair program from the York County Heritage Trust files. Samuel S. … Continue reading

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Dress (and undress) at the York Fair

I came across the photo above in the hundreds of York Fair photos and post cards at York County Heritage Trust. It is interesting to see the number of couples listening to the barker’s spiel in front of the “girlie … Continue reading

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Latest in farm equipment highlighted 1898 York Fair

These two photos of the York Fair were taken about 1898. They fairgoers look a little overdressed to us today. In those days the fair was held in October, so this looks like a nice day, perhaps not too hot … Continue reading

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Teenage girls in ecstasy over Rick Springfield at 1982 York Fair

I see that in the six years that I have been blogging, 20 of my posts have concerned some aspects of the York Fair. I have written about food, especially Bury’s hamburgers; about harness racing, which this year is Monday … Continue reading

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Popular actor Jimmy Stewart came to the York Fair

I know it’s not York Fair season, but we’re just coming out of Jimmy Stewart (It’s a Wonderful Life) season, so this blog is somewhat timely. Years ago, probably when the Gazette and Daily became the York Daily Record, their … Continue reading

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