Shorty Fincher, Elvis, Three Stooges shared Hellam Township stage

More information on Hellam Township’s Valley View Park, the now-defunct venue for Elvis, Earl Scruggs and Johnny Cash, to supplement earlier the York Town Square post: The real Elvis sighted in York County in 1956.‘ …


We published a short article on a case exhibit on display at the York County Heritage Trust featuring the park owned by Shorty Fincher, well-known performer in his own right.

Our story gave a piece of information that was news to me: the Three Stooges performed at the park.

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. East Region Editor, Digital First Media. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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2 Responses to Shorty Fincher, Elvis, Three Stooges shared Hellam Township stage

  1. Angela Davis says:

    This is so interesting to me! Shorty Fincher was my Great Uncle, I have a photo of him in Alabama at my Grandfather and Grandmother’s house. I would love to know more about him, can you help me with this? My Grandparents have been gone for a long time, would like to find out more. Thanks!

  2. Jim McClure says:

    Angela, The York County Heritage Trust and particularly archivist Lila Fourhman-Shaull had an exhibit on Valley View Park a couple of years ago. That would be the richest repository of information on Shorty. lfourhman-shaull@yorkheritage.org.
    Feel free to email me your photo of Shorty; I’d like to post on yorktownsquare.com.
    Thanks,
    Jim McClure

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