Monthly Archives: June 2007

Gitmo high commander hails from York County

Brad LeVault, a ranking officer at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, is a Spring Grove native. Background posts: York has produced its share of high-ranking naval officers and Book gives positive view about forgotten general Jake Devers.<p. Those who believe all … Continue reading

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New Historic York Inc. warehouse to show off its architectural wares

Historic York’s Karen Arnold stands amid items salvaged from old buildings in and around York. The organization’s Architectural Warehouse moved earlier this year from North George Street to Prospect Street. For researchers doing history in York County, Historic York Inc.’s … Continue reading

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Glen Rock marked site of AMP/Tyco’s first Pa. plant

Tyco Electronics employee Brett Berwager, a Tyco Electronics employee, leaves work last week after the company said it would close its East Berlin plant, the only one remaining in Adams County. AMP Inc., and successor Tyco, are legendary worldwide for … Continue reading

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Beautiful York/Adams barns including: ‘An old bank barn with so much character’

Curtis Musselman, head of the barn preservation project, photographs the Starr Pottery Barn near Abbottstown, Pa. Thomas and Dianne Starr live and work in the 1850s stone-and-brick barn, which is an example of one way a barn can be preserved. … Continue reading

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Can anyone locate this York County, Pa., ballpark?

“This is where the York Tri-State team plays in the summer time,” the writer noted on the front of this postcard. But where was this? Deb Hummel, a York Daily Record/Sunday News copy editor, found this postcard in Maryland. It’s … Continue reading

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York County one-room schools: ‘That’s when things were good’

This one-room school stood at the corner of Springwood and Camp Betty Washington roads until it was demolished to make way for a highway improvement project this week. At one time, York County played host to about 300 one-room schools, … Continue reading

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‘That’s a stupid question,’ Curly replied. Brooksie played second base for York White Roses.

A Life magazine artist captured the York White Roses in this 1941 painting. This scene is probably at West York’s Martin-Parry field. After World War II, the York White Roses played its games at Memorial Stadium, constructed to honor those … Continue reading

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Musicians hawked tickets for first York Symphony Orchestra concert

The York Symphony Orchestra performed its first concert – in the Great Depression – on April 18, 1933. The concert hall was William Penn Senior High School. George King Raudenbush served as the first conductor. Also of interest: York Symphony … Continue reading

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Agnes in York County, by the tragic numbers

Steve Young, a dam operator with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, walks along Indian Rock Dam. The dam regulates the flow of the main branch of Codorus Creek into the City of York. The dam, which sits 83 feet … Continue reading

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35 years ago, Tropical Storm Agnes raged in York County

Ettie Lambert was one of thousands of York countians affected by Tropical Storm Agnes. The remains of the furniture from her flooded home lay on the sidewalk. It started as a light rain, 35 years ago. It ended in death … Continue reading

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