Daily Archives: July 30, 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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