Monthly Archives: May 2006

Street rods: ‘Yuck! What are you going to do with that?’

A hot pink street rod from the past. Also of interest: Street rods akin to a “Car museum on the road.’ The street rods are roaring into York County this week, their 25th such visit started in 1981… .

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In the WWII fight, in York County and abroad

My Memorial Day story on Bob and Ethel Senft was one of the most satisfying pieces I’ve written in a long time. http://www.ydr.com/newsfull/ci_3877887 Or actually, I wrote it about two years ago as part of “In the thick of the … Continue reading

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Pension battles offer insight into Civil War

Wrightsville’s James Barton of the 127th regiment helped man trenches in Petersburg, Va., near the Civil War’s end. Earlier, he had been sent home from his segregated black unit with a life-threatening case of the measles. Back with his unit, … Continue reading

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York’s Chestnut Street fortress bad symbol of York’s past

Old prison a symbol of a lot that was not right about York. The old county prison, declared an endangered York site this week, was endangered even when it was operating. The Chestnut Street prison served as the county’s lockup … Continue reading

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Old York County jail on endangered list

The city has listed the old York County jail on Chestnut Street among six endangered historic sites. Some years ago, a developer eyed the massive prison for a restaurant, but plans never moved forward. Now, city officials are looking for … Continue reading

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Cops still on lookout for Gettysburg battlefield statue vandals

Remember what those vandals did to the statues at the Gettysburg battlefield earlier this year? Well, park officials have a plan to repair the two statues that are missing pieces. But they’re still hoping to locate the pieces. And law … Continue reading

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Murals of York compared to century-old historical artifact

I hope readers of the York Sunday News on May 21 enjoyed the colorful Murals of York spread in the annual Connections edition. I’m not aware of another time that all 18 large-scale murals gracing the sides of buildings in … Continue reading

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Murals of York celebrate their 10th anniversary

The special Connections section, to run in the York Sunday News on May 21, contains six pages of updated Murals of York content. This could be the first time all 18 large-scale outdoor murals have been published in color all … Continue reading

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York County Heritage Trust’s Book Blast produces Mother Lode

I was browsing through stacks of books at the York County Heritage Trust’s annual Book Blast a few years ago when I found a long-sought-after piece to a writing puzzle. For months, I had been looking for a way to … Continue reading

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Wolf of York, Pa., builds from deep foundation on banks of Susquehanna River

A. Wolf & Son grew along the river in New Holland, later Saginaw, by purchasing logs floating from points north on the Susquehanna and sawing them into lumber. It was typical of the lumber-related businesses flourishing along the river in … Continue reading

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