Monthly Archives: April 2007

Cool York Peppermint Patties may go to hot clime

Harry Poet and Susan Myers talk outside 615 S. Pine St., the place where York Peppermint Patties were made for nearly 50 years. The confection gave York nationwide recognition. Also of interest: York Peppermint Patties: ‘York became synonymous with dark … Continue reading

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York-area memories about ‘The Oaks’ pile up

For an upcoming compilation album, Phil Schwartz has found 26 tracks from 11 bands that performed regularly at White Oak Park, better known as The Oaks. Here are the bands he has tracks for so far: The Del-Chords; El Dantes … Continue reading

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York Safe & Lock tumblers lock up

Reader queries and comments about York Safe & Lock strongboxes continue to hit this blog. Please comment below if you can answer this question: …

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York’s Elmwood Mansion book more than history of a house

Former York County journalist Gary Dutery wrote that he was “blown away” after reading Ann Niess’ book on York’s Elmwood Mansion. The author lived there for years, and her intimate knowledge of the iconic York house, now Memorial Hospital’s conference … Continue reading

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List of high state officials hailing from York County growing

Our quest for high state and federal state office holders from York County’s past started when Pennsylvania’s Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf was under consideration for state treasurer. Soon thereafter, we added former state attorney general Robert P. Kane to the … Continue reading

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Not all Confederate wounded suffered after Gettysburg

Soldiers Circle, where many Union soldiers who died at York’s military hospital were buried, is seen through the gate at Prospect Hill Cemetery in this undated photograph. (Photograph courtesy of York County Heritage Trust.) Also of interest: Prospect Hill Cemetery’s architecturally … Continue reading

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Susan P. Byrnes: Putting a health passion into action

Susan P. Byrnes Many people talk about writing their memoirs , but few get around to it. Well, Susan Byrnes has gotten around to it — and a lot of other things in her 55 years. The York County native … Continue reading

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York County Civil War hero grandmom of Gore Vidal

In my York Sunday News column, I wrote about how Mary Jane Rewalt stared down a room full of Confederate officers who were testing her loyalty. That occurred in her Wrightsville home during the rebel invasion of 1863, and, as … Continue reading

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Yank mortally wounded on ninth day of service and buried in York

This scene, in a York County Heritage Trust photo, shows the gazebo that was part of the U.S. Army General Hospital in York. About 200 military patients died at the hospital, and many are buried at Soldiers Circle, commemorated by … Continue reading

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A far different view of York County

This scene could come from the Smoky Mountains. But York Daily Record photographer Bil Bowden captured this near old Lock 12 on the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal. Lock 12 Recreation Park lies north of the Norman Wood Bridge, spanning the … Continue reading

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