Monthly Archives: July 2007

World War II rocked small towns across York County

Still on York New Salem, officially known as New Salem Borough. While looking at a list of those killed in World War II a few years ago, I notice several from that borough on the list. OK, many towns sustained … Continue reading

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There’s oil in those York New Salem hills

John Robinson, the York New Salem, who e-mailed with several queries reminded me of one of his borough’s most interesting stories. In the early 1900s, some folks discovered oil in their well water. Some conjectured that New Salem might be … Continue reading

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York’s western gate: One image says so much

E.A. Wise acquired this classic view of York’s western entrance in a New York City antique shop in 1960. E.A. Wise of York sent in a lithograph of York’s western entrance circa 1845. His image tells an interesting story. The … Continue reading

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Independent York gas pumper celebrates 50th

Charles Rudisill’s service station in Spring Garden Township opened 50 years ago. He continues a tradition of independently owned service stations. He’s been at it for 50 years. So Charles K. Rudisill, one of the area’s last independent service station … Continue reading

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Making a scene in York’s square: ‘The steer obeyed the traffic rules’

Esther Paules , of Windsor Township, can remember horses hitched around York’s Continental Square – then Centre Square – when it was unpaved. Unpaved roads weren’t unusual in the city in those days. Even in 1942, only 35 miles of … Continue reading

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York vs. Lancaster: ‘We came over to guard the trophy’

The centerpiece on a York Daily Recorfd front page tells about the return of the longtime baseball rivalry between York and Lancaster to the west bank of the Susquehanna after a 50-year absence. The series between York and Lancaster’s baseball … Continue reading

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Del-Chords continue to jar York County memories

Bill Schintz, York photo studio owner, captured The Del-Chords during a reunion about 10 years ago.

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York County plow gave way to bulldozer

A Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin article about a York County couple who sell models of old-time construction equipment brings to mind a past rite of summer in York County. That was Old Tyme Days in Manchester borough. That annual event was … Continue reading

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Many national stars first performed on YLT’s stage

The YLT archives has many treasures including the program for the theater group’s first full-length production ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan.’ The York Little Theatre is one of the community organizations that grew from the Great Depression. As a sidebar to a … Continue reading

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Samuel Small tops York, Pa. community contributor list

Ruthe Craley, right, presents Lady Bird Johnson with a memento from the York Symphony Orchestra. This photograph appeared in the YSO’s 75th anniversary book. A York Sunday News editorial pointed out all of the Great Depression-spawned organizations that add so … Continue reading

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