Category Archives: Sports

Quonset huts of York-Shipley in Springettsbury

Tom Landis wanted to know, “Is there a story behind the Quonset huts which can be seen across the railroad tracks from Industrial Highway.” These Quonset huts were the first buildings constructed within a new consolidated York-Shipley 40-Acre East York … Continue reading

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York Fairgrounds hosted college football games

This Library of Congress photo shows goal line action during a circa 1902 college football game. At the turn of the 20th Century the infield of the half-mile race track at the York Fairgrounds played host to college football games. … Continue reading

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Lilian Roye international horsewoman in Springettsbury

Denmark’s world famous equestrienne Lilian Wittmack used this promotional literature during the 1950s, in the United States, for booking appearances at county fairs, horse shows, TV programs and other events. Lilian announced her decision to make York her permanent residence … Continue reading

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Rose Tree Fox Hunting Club moves to York County

This is a photo of hunters, mounts and hounds gathered to await the signal of the horn to ride to the Rose Tree Fox Hunt in York County during November of 1967. If you are reading this on the Ydr.com … Continue reading

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York County Company built USA Luge Team’s Secret Weapon

Classics from YorksPast In 1992, York International Corporation built USA Luge a state-of-the-art refrigerated indoor training facility in Lake Placid, New York. The February 1998 issue of Popular Science, focusing on the science of the Olympics, discussed the rise of … Continue reading

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Planned Closure of South George Street for Olympians to give Luge Demonstrations

In 1995, everything was in place, to close three blocks of South George Street for several hours, for members of the 1994 U. S. Olympic Luge Team to give sliding demonstrations using wheeled luge sleds.  Unfortunately a constant drizzle on … Continue reading

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York International Corporation built USA Luge Team’s Secret Weapon

The February 1998 issue of Popular Science, focusing on the science of the Olympics, discussed the rise of the U. S. Luge Team in world competitions.  Quoting from page 73: The U. S. [Luge] team’s secret weapon is its training … Continue reading

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