Daily Archives: May 3, 2007

Pa. German farmhouses: ‘The riddle of two front doors’

Loganville’s Alan Nelson raises a question that I’ve often wondered about, too. Why do some German farmhouses often have two doors? He’s heard a variety of theories: religious reasons, an entrance for extended family and better ventilation. Lila Fourhman-Shaull, York … Continue reading

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York County Civil War nurse about Confederate invaders: ‘Dogs of war in our midst’

Mary C. Fisher, seen in the living room of her East Market Street home, arrived at field hospitals in Gettysburg soon after the battle ended in early July 1863. What she saw there shocked even this veteran military nurse. One … Continue reading

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