Monthly Archives: December 2016

When Dallastown held a New Year’s Mummer’s Parade

On New Years Day in 1914 Dallastown held their initial Mummer’s Parade. During the day, the parade covered all the streets of the borough. In the evening, “King Dodo” and his Mummers band marched to a reception held in their … Continue reading

Posted in all posts, Buildings, Businesses, Pennsylvania, Roads, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on When Dallastown held a New Year’s Mummer’s Parade

Toy inventor Samuel Small Schmidt

Samuel Small Schmidt was born in York, Pennsylvania, on November 2, 1897. Sam is a son of George S. Schmidt and Mary R. (Small) Schmidt. Sam’s father was a prominent York lawyer, banker and businessman; plus an 1881 graduate of … Continue reading

Posted in all posts, Businesses, Family Histories, Lancaster County, Manufacturing, Pennsylvania, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Toy inventor Samuel Small Schmidt

The Real Santa visits York in 1957

A BON-TON ad in 1957 emphasized “THE REAL SANTA will land at the York Airport, Thomasville, Saturday Morning, November 23, at 8 a.m.” I discovered this ad while doing a multi-year search of newspapers for my previous post: Santa flight … Continue reading

Posted in Airplanes, all posts, Buildings, Businesses, Pennsylvania, Roads, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Real Santa visits York in 1957

Santa flight that started a York tradition

Santa’s arrival by airplane at a Springettsbury Township airport in 1946 started a York tradition. That year was the launch of over a quarter-century tradition involving Santa Claus’s arrival at the start of the Christmas shopping season in York, Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

Posted in Airplanes, all posts, Buildings, Businesses, Pennsylvania, Railroads, Roads, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Santa flight that started a York tradition

Upheaval at the One-Room Schoolhouse

One of the neat things about last week’s Unraveling York County History ‘Heroes and Villains’ event at Wyndridge Farm was meeting more readers who have shared memories appearing in my posts. I got to thank Brenda Knaub, in person, for … Continue reading

Posted in all posts, Buildings, Pennsylvania, Schools, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Upheaval at the One-Room Schoolhouse

Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during November 2016

Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. This single graphic, features illustrations from all top 10 posts; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. Synopsis and … Continue reading

Posted in all posts, Automobiles, Buildings, Businesses, Maps, Pennsylvania, Talks, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during November 2016

Dallastown, Dallas and Geesey

Following the Wednesday evening Unraveling York County History ‘Heroes and Villains’ event, at Wyndridge Farm, I was questioned how I knew Adam F. Geesey was an owner of the Eagle Hotel in Dallastown, since that fact is not noted in … Continue reading

Posted in all posts, Buildings, Businesses, Civil War, Family Histories, Maps, Pennsylvania, Roads, Talks, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Dallastown, Dallas and Geesey

Christmas Portraits at Loring Studios during WWII

Mom sent Dad a Loring Studios portrait every Christmas that Dad served in the Army Air Corps during WWII; i.e. Christmas of 1943, 1944 and 1945. This Loring Studios ad, appearing in The Gazette and Daily during the Christmas season … Continue reading

Posted in all posts, Buildings, Family Histories, Pennsylvania, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Christmas Portraits at Loring Studios during WWII

The York Water Company at 100-Years

An article in the August 16th 1916 issue of the trade publication Fire and Water Engineering provided a detailed look at The York Water Company as it observed its 100th-year in 1916. One of the primary components of the Company … Continue reading

Posted in all posts, Buildings, Businesses, Pennsylvania, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The York Water Company at 100-Years

Charles Kurtz and The York Water Company

Charles Kurtz was a Director of The York Water Company for 35-years and was President of the company during the last 15-years of his life. Several major infrastructure projects were completed during those 15-years; such as the construction of the … Continue reading

Posted in all posts, Buildings, Businesses, Pennsylvania, Roads, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Charles Kurtz and The York Water Company