Monthly Archives: March 2006

Hidden Loucks School reflects past way of York County life

Over the years, someone with excess white paint camouflaged the 1880s-vintage red brick Loucks School. That plus other alterations has made the West Manchester Township building hard to identify as a former one-room school That’s not the only way the … Continue reading

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A West Manchester village center that up and moved

Town squares have been known to move in York County. Take the focal point in Shiloh, for example. While the trolley rattled through West Manchester Township, the village’s center point fell at Broad Street and Church Road. Now, it’s the … Continue reading

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Web site packed with York County life indicators

YorkCounts’ new Web site earns accolades as York Town Square’s noteworthy Web site of the fortnight, or as often as I bestow this award. www.yorkcounts.org This local group has packed its site with quality of life indicators in graphic form … Continue reading

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York, Pa.: America’s first capital of golf?

Golf courses in York County may turn from green to black, as in asphalt. Residential builders want to cover over some or all of Copper Beach, Heritage Hills, Springwood, Honey Run and Hawk Lake courses. The same beautiful land that … Continue reading

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St. Paul’s towering cross again shines brightly

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church rekindled its cross atop its towering steeple Sunday night. The illuminated cross might be visible from as far away as Interstate 83. The lighting spotlights a church with a history that connects with many things from … Continue reading

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Dealing with POW camp, loss of life among York County’s WW II sacrifices

A nice-sized audience at the Red Lion Historical Society persevered through my presentation on York’s County’s role in World War II. Three members of the audience came to my rescue after I called on them to tell some impromptu stories. … Continue reading

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Cigarmaking Red Lion on top of York County

Photographer Paul Kuehnel shows how Shane Speal turns old cigar boxes, part of Red Lion’s cigarmaking heritage, into guitars. Two interesting stats popped out in my reading about Red Lion this week. (When you speak to a Red Lion audience … Continue reading

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Red Lion doctor treated both Revolutionary War soldier and people alive today

In reading up on Red Lion for a speech this week, I ran across one of my favorite York County stories. The story, pregnant with meaning, is told about Dr. John M. Hyson, 1850-1931, commonly known as the father of … Continue reading

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Genealogists find mother lode in York County

The York Daily Record/Sunday News has run occasional articles over the years about the popularity of genealogical research locally. Genealogists love York County because its crossroads nature meant that many people passed through here on there way to a faraway … Continue reading

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Memoir of early-American dancer John Durang highlights event

It’s a white-glove event that intrigues every year. The York County Heritage Trust’s “Treasures of the Trust” brings to public view items from its collection not currently on display. It featured a range of items, including stuffed animals sent by … Continue reading

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