Monthly Archives: December 2005

Lenny Moore has strong links to York

Lenny Moore, famed Penn State and Baltimore Colts running back, is coming back home when he appears at York Sports Night. The annual event is set for Jan. 25, 2006, at the old Central York High School, 300 E. Seventh … Continue reading

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York County’s connection to the French Quarter

June Lloyd, retired archivist at the York County Heritage Trust, is off to a great start as a columnist for The York Daily Record/Sunday News. On Christmas Day, her column connected a product of York County with a popular part … Continue reading

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Solitary supports cross Susquehanna River

Motorists driving across the Wright’s Ferry Bridge spanning the Susquehanna River might wonder about the long lonely row of bridge supports seen downstream beside the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge. Some may know that these piers supported the mile-long bridge burned by Union … Continue reading

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German prisoners from two wars came to York County

A fight between a developer and preservationists over the Camp Security site in Springettsbury Township has made many York County residents aware of the history of that Revolutionary War location. Fewer are aware that York County played host to a … Continue reading

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Technology boosts Scopes, Dover ID coverage

In covering the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925, the Gazette and Daily in York made its first extensive use of photographs delivered via a phone line. The daily newspaper played with its news technology by running a July 1 photograph … Continue reading

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Want to know more about York County history?

Where do you start if you want to read more about York County history? An e-mailer from Seven Valleys posed that question recently. The correspondent said he’s read Scott Butcher’s “Postcard History of York” and Georg Sheets’ “To the Setting … Continue reading

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York Charrette or charade?

A gratifying part of doing journalism and history is pulling past research from the file and putting it into play today. I had researched the York Charrette, a major community forum in 1970, for a paper as an American studies … Continue reading

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York County history students take journalist to school

Jim Rudisill is seen with fellow history enthusiast Luther B. Sowers. At least a half dozen times a year, I spend time with Jim Rudisill, dean of York County history. His knowledge is so vast that every get together is … Continue reading

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Black history on display throughout York County, Pa.

The veterans memorial at North York’s Lebanon Cemetery. Also of interest: More stories and photos about York County’s black history. The YDR’s editorial board believes that recent state tourism efforts to highlight York County black history on the Web were … Continue reading

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