Monthly Archives: February 2007

Memorabilia from ‘the Oaks’ hard to come by

Employees of the Blaw-Knox Special Ordnance Division plant, succeeded years later by Harley-Davidson, took over White Oak Park for a company picnic on July 29, 1945. For years, the park, located north of North York, served as a popular meeting … Continue reading

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Plenty happening on York County history scene

The York Daily Record/Sunday News has published a special section on Crispus Attucks Community Center history for use in York County NIE classrooms. Newspapers in Education delivers the Daily Record into classrooms, and often supplements these newspapers with special products … Continue reading

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The American hobo comes to York Springs

Adams County’s York Springs drew its name from this spa, which attracted a crowd from Baltimore and elsewhere before the Civil War. Check out the local history society’s Web site: http://www.yosshs.org. This is a little different. Historian, musician and entertainer … Continue reading

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Opportunities to study black history available

Leonard Pitts Jr., will be the featured speaker at York County Community Against Racism’s fifth anniversary meeting March 3. The meeting runs from 9:30 a.m. through lunch, and Pitts will meet with young people at 1 p.m. Call 718-2260 for … Continue reading

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Butch Wynegar ranks bright among York’s sports stars

Stan Musial, left, and Hinkey Haines converse at York Sports Night in 1976. Haines was inducted in the York Sports Hall of Fame that night. Butch Wynegar, background, holds a pen, anticipating an autograph. ‘York native Butch Wynegar is back … Continue reading

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York County, Pa.’s Cameron Mitchell agonized over career choice

Jean Farlow makes Cameron Mitchell look older before his performance in York Little Theatre’s ‘Inherent the Wind.’ Also of interest: Stand-in stole the show in this YLT production. The rock group Live, actor Craig Sheffer, Dixie Chick Martie Erwin Seidel … Continue reading

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Bomb group seeks York County native and Hollywood star Cameron Mitchell’s WWII info

Cameron Mitzell, better known as actor Cameron Mitchell, was York County born and raised. In fact, people alive today remember him and his father, the Rev. C.M. Mitzell, who held pastorates in the county. Well, an out-of-county resident is looking … Continue reading

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York’s White Oak Park welcomed Blaw-Knox workers

Dr. John C. Bieri put on a magic show for Naval Ordnance Division workers at White Oak Park. One account states that he pulled rabbits out of hats, changed the color of flowers, converted a flag into dozens of flags, … Continue reading

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New York Times on its toes in covering Confederate raid of York, Pa.

That the New York Times received information about the Confederate invasion of York County in late-June 1863 was remarkable because the rebels had knocked down telegraph lines west of the Susquehanna. But the Times published the breaking news the next … Continue reading

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York County’s own Civil War – Part IV

This postcard shows the steeples, right, of what today is Trinity United Church of Christ and, far right, the mother church that became Zion United Church of Christ. The congregations had to address immense issues during the mid-19th century. Related … Continue reading

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