Monthly Archives: January 2007

Who’s your candidate for the next statue for York’s streetscape?

Declaration of Independence signer and longtime York County resident James Smith would make great candidate.

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Civil War dispute lands York pastor in slammer

The Civil War threatened to divide many York churches. York’s Presbyterian Church was one of them. (For another example, see Civil war prompted strife in churches, too. In fact, one dispute ended with its minister in jail. The Rev. Thomas … Continue reading

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York’s Prospect Hill Cemetery bears rich Civil War tales

When vandals toppled more than 375 tombstones at York’s Prospect Hill Cemetery in October 2005, they desecrated a community treasure. The cemetery bears countless stories from York County’s past. …

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1800s German-English worship debate erupted in York churches

Zion Lutheran, now empty, will become a senior-services agency. St. Paul’s Lutheran and the former Zion Lutheran churches have been in the news recently. St. Paul’s made headlines because a daughter of one of its parishioners was believed to have … Continue reading

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Civil war prompted strife in churches, too

St. Paul’s Lutheran was one of many York County churches battling their own civil wars. The same history of St. Paul’s that brought the identity of the apparent bearer of the note to rebel Gen. John B. Gordon delivers insight … Continue reading

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Archivist’s finding sheds light on famous note among the roses

Confederate Gen. John B. Gordon, recipient of bouquet shrouding a note from a spy. Archivist Lila Fourhman-Shaull was researching a routine request for information about York’s St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in the York County Heritage Trust’s library. She was working … Continue reading

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Could York bus drivers also point out historic sites?

Many people pass this ornate building not knowing it served as a post office. A caller suggests that Rabbittransit drivers could be trained to point out such features as they transport customers. Callers and e-mailers often contribute great ideas linking … Continue reading

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Former Mr. America Jules S. Bacon passes away

A weight lifter who made York Barbell a name brand in the weight lifting world passed away over the weekend. Jules Bacon, 89, a former Mr. America and Mr. Universe, died in York, an adopted town he helped build into … Continue reading

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F-14 TomCat navigator’s name, aircraft in museum

James Cunningham and his Navy F-14 Tomcat. York countians are known for earning their own piece of history seemingly everywhere. Rick and Jeanne Cunningham e-mailed that observation recently with an example involving their own son, James: The 26-year-old has manned … Continue reading

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Dick Boyd’s memoir tells inside story of York workers’ statue

“Workers of York” welcomes visitors to York’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum. Dick Boyd’s autobiography, like other such works, is useful in supplying stories and behind-the-scenes glimpses not found elsewhere. “The Bridge tells the story of the “Workers of York” statue … Continue reading

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