Monthly Archives: May 2007

Time almost forgot Welsh miner’s hamlet of Coulsontown

Don Robinson of Delta’s Old Line Museum is seen near one of four remaining cottages built by Welsh quarrymen. (For additional photographs, see below.) The YDR’s Melissa Burke and Paul Kuehnel recently wrote about and photographed the rebirth of the … Continue reading

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First woman concert sax player had links to York troupe

Anna, Fred, Louisa and Henry, all Bergers, were members of a widely known York County, Pa., family musical troupe in the 1800s. Also of interest: All York County Music and Musicians posts from the start. June Lloyd’s Sunday column “The … Continue reading

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Baltimore screamed for York County ice cream

A typical Seven Valleys-area ice cream plant, complete with factory store. Also of interest: Seven Valleys – From rail to rail trail Every time I read Armand Glatfelter’s history of Seven Valleys, I peruse the section covering the burgeoning ice … Continue reading

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In late June, things happen in York County

A previous York Town Square post detailed several monumental historical York County events occurring in late June. Congress’ departure from York County in 1778 was one. The Confederate Army’s invasion in 1863 was another. Now, we’ve discovered two more… .

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York County, Pa., people always in news

John Fetterman is mayor of the western Pennsylvania steel town of Braddock. He’s also a Harvard-trained lawyer. And he’s captured the notice of The Atlantic as a “Brace Thinker.” He’s also a York County native. York countians are everywhere. We … Continue reading

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Headless statue in York’s Salem Square regains its noggin

Neighborhood kids play in the Salem Square park as the renovated statue of a Civil War soldier looms in the background. For a photograph of the headless statue after it was damaged by high winds, see below. The restoration of … Continue reading

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Holtwood Dam thrust into the news once again

A bird’s-eye view of the rocks under the Susquehanna River bridge connection York and Lancaster counties in southeastern York County – the Norman Wood Bridge. Check out another story about the Norman Wood Bridge. Efforts to recover the body of a … Continue reading

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York, Pa.’s, Spanish Council organized in 1974

The York Daily Record/Sunday News is running a four-day series on Latinos in York/Adams and surrounding counties. It is focusing on the second generation of Latinos to live here, a fast-growing segment of the American population. When did the first … Continue reading

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Facts don’t support notion of wide Pennsylvania Dutch house doors to admit coffins

Historic York’s Barb Raid has put forth some more details in response to a reader’s question about why some old Pennsylvania German houses have two doors. She pointed to her agency’s National Register of Historic Places nomination of McCalls Ferry … Continue reading

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Reader seeks info on York’s coach-building past

Carol Ann Wald is researching a line of her Althoff ancestors, believing they came to Hanover from Maryland between 1830 and 1840. “Samuel and Joseph Althoff established thriving coach-building shops. Joseph Althoff and his family lived and built coaches on … Continue reading

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