Monthly Archives: April 2006

York’s Central Market sells steak … and sizzle

A slideshow of black and white images, courtesy of the York County Heritage Trust. Also of interest: York County farm vs. factory tension relieved in overnight raid . Our recent York Town Square series on York’s markets just scratched the … Continue reading

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Noted Pennsylvania German art historian will be missed

Some might have missed the death of Donald Shelley, an expert on Fraktur, on April 19. The York County native lived in Berks County, and his obituary did not appear in county newspapers. June Lloyd, who wrote a book on … Continue reading

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Girls touched down in York. Pa., to touch up

Cottage Hill Academy on the north bank of the Codorus Creek, York, Pa. Also of interest: Where exactly was Cottage Hill College in York, Pa.? In the antebellum period, rich Southerners customarily would send their daughters north of the Mason-Dixon … Continue reading

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Little Jimmy’s Park someday might draw big crowd

Students working under Leadership York’s tutelage are rehabbing one of York’s least-known public sites — Little Jimmy’s Park. There’s a good reason that few know about this park, named after the donor’s son decades ago. As of today, the north … Continue reading

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Incredible hulk underground on York’s East King Street

In forecasting the pending move of our newsroom in a York Sunday News column http://www.ydr.com/editor/ci_3741162, I wrote about the massive buried object that the newspaper left behind in one of its moves… .

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Marker explains Hanover’s Ten Commandments monument

Let’s call it a marker marked by a marker. Hanover’s Wirt Park, a public park, is home of a Ten Commandments marker sitting on a chunk of privately owned land. The non-profit Gitt-Moul Historic Properties’ purchase of the land has … Continue reading

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Virtual York provides colorful portrait of York, Pa.’s, past

York Town Square’s recommended site of the fortnight falls to Virtual York http://www.yorklinks.net/, a trove of information on York. This site is full of photos of historic buildings and sites, walking tours and visitor information… .

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Fairmount fit for Roger, Anita and Pongo, Perdita

Fairmount is a once-grand part of York City that still has some grandness, particularly after renovation of several units. Also of interest: All unsung York Town Square posts from the start. Red Lion’s Fairmount Park is not the only overlooked … Continue reading

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Famed singer Marian Anderson performed memorably in York

York accepted what D.C. rejected. That story with that theme was told in this week’s York Sunday News, and it’s one of my favorite stories from York County’s past. It involves renowned singer Marian Anderson performing at William Penn High … Continue reading

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What did Tiny Tim and Richard Nixon have in common?

Both stayed at the landmark Yorktowne Hotel, placed on the sales block last week. The landmark York hotel was completed in 1925 and would soon boast of a guest register that tells a story of York County social and cultural … Continue reading

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