Daily Archives: August 16, 2007

A Zion View moment to remember: The night the furnace ‘blew’

This 1927-vintage band hall housed the Zion View Band and myriad of other Conewago Township community activities until the 1980s. Most recently, it was home to the York County Racing Club. (See additional image below.) (Courtesy, Norma Bear Gates) Ask … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Events, Explanations/controversy, Farms, fields & mills, For photo fans, Local landmarks, People, Small-town life, Women's history | Tagged , | Comments Off on A Zion View moment to remember: The night the furnace ‘blew’

Living historians bring spotlight to York’s Civil War story

Cassandra Morris Small witnessed the Confederate invasion of York in late-June 1863. Letters she wrote about the occupation to a cousin remain valuable primary sources detailing the rebel occupation in the wake of the borough’s surrender. (Courtesy, York County Heritage … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Black history, Civil War, Events, Explanations/controversy, Famous York visitors, For photo fans, People, Underground Railroad, War | Comments Off on Living historians bring spotlight to York’s Civil War story

York County community bands play on

The Zion View Band organized in 1910 and played at countless community events until the 1980s. In 1927, they moved into a new band hall, still standing today. For years, it has been home of the York County Racing Club. … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Events, Explanations/controversy, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, People, Small-town life | Comments Off on York County community bands play on