Monthly Archives: March 2016

Dallastown Soldier buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery

The grave location of Dallastown native John Curtis Barshinger within Gettysburg National Cemetery is shown in this illustration.  John was a student of the Civil War; especially The Battle of Gettysburg.  When John Barshinger died while in the service of … Continue reading

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100th Birthday for the History Center Chimney

Part 6 of York County History Center Buildings This is Part 6 of an industrial chronicle of the buildings on the property recently purchased by the York County Heritage Trust, with their goal of renovating the buildings into a York … Continue reading

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Easter Sunrise Service in 1957 at the Drive-In

Terry Downs shared some neat photos of a Drive-In Easter Sunrise Service that St. John’s Lutheran Church held at Stony Brook Drive-In Theatre in 1957. My favorite photo is this classic view of drive-in speakers hanging on the car windows, … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 36-41 in South Region of Springettsbury Township

Smyser’s Mill along North Hills Road At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, six 1860 buildings in the North Hills Road Area within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is … Continue reading

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D. E. Stetler, J. Horace Rudy & the Dodge Brothers Emblem

The 100th Anniversary Lincoln Highway Auto Tour began at 7:00 AM in Times Square, New York City on Saturday June 22, 2013. The first night stopover was near Malvern, PA. The vehicles passed through York County on Sunday, the second … Continue reading

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Yorker George B. Hoffman killed with sinking of U.S.S. President Lincoln

Text on this memorial plaque is, “In Memory of the men who gave their lives when the U.S.S. President Lincoln was sunk in an engagement with the German submarine U-90, May 31, 1918.” Yorker George B. Hoffman is among the … Continue reading

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York’s O-SO-GUD Pretzels go Nationwide

In 1922, the York Pretzel Bakery, at 419 South Pattison Street, pioneered an item we all know today as pretzel sticks. They received protection on their branding of this product; when the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted the … Continue reading

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O-SO-GUD Pretzels originated in York

In my post earlier this week, I noted the York Pretzel Bakery made billions of pretzels annually. The bakery branded their product O-SO-GUD Pretzels. This ad from the December 7th, 1917, issue of the York Daily warned the public “DON’T … Continue reading

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York Pretzel Bakery makes Billions Annually

In 1914, the York Pretzel Bakery was begun by seven individuals: Harry B. Anstine, Gabriel W. Reider, Jacob Beitzel, Simon A. Barshinger, Horace E. Reider, Harry W. Schaberg and Luther Meckley. By the close of 1914, their bakery was in … Continue reading

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Edison Electric Plant becomes subsidiary of York Railways

Part 5 of York County History Center Buildings This is Part 5 of an industrial chronicle of the buildings on the property recently purchased by the York County Heritage Trust, with their goal of renovating the buildings into a York … Continue reading

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