Monthly Archives: September 2007

Cracker barrel holds place in York County’s past

Customers at York Township’s Cracker Barrel in 2006 scrambled for a desktop version of last-year’s lawn-sized snowball. The York Township’s store was the chain’s first in Pennsylvania. Also of interest: Wal-Mart planted first Pennsylvania store in old York Mall, and … Continue reading

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Olde York Valley Inn confused with historic predecessor

Firefighters contained damage to only a few rooms in the Olde York Valley Inn, which has not operated for about 10 years. “Fire departments from across the county responded to contain a blaze at the Olde York Valley Inn, a … Continue reading

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York’s landmark size-48 Shoe House re-laced, shined up

Denise Cummins, left, of Shrewsbury and Kris Becker of Lancaster work near the Haines Shoe House on Wednesday. The work was part of the Hampton Hotels’ ‘Save-A-Landmark’ program, a well-conceived program to preserve unusual American architecture. Also of interest: York … Continue reading

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Former York County CCC camp now on map

A recent York Daily Record story commemorating the former Civilian Conservative Corps camp in Glen Rock contained an intriguing sentence. The story noted that a number of men married local girls while working at the Glen Rock area. “Men with … Continue reading

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Old house boasts all kinds of historic hooks

The John and Christina Schultz house just passed into the hands of preservationists. But there’s another Schultz house within county borders. Historic York now has the John Schultz house in its capable hands. A York Daily Record story tells about … Continue reading

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Reader reveals Bury’s secret recipe

A York Fair patron enjoys a Bury’s hamburger outside the iconic restaurant chain’s stand. Also of interest: Bury’s burgers at the York Fair, 21st-century style. Jean Fix of York has put forth the secret recipe for Joe Bury’s hamburgers, that … Continue reading

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Christ Lutheran is oldest York church – but how old?

This Lewis Miller drawing shows Christ Lutheran Church’s service. (Courtesy, York County Heritage Trust.) Also of interest: People of varying religious groups founded York County and Two York County union churches vestiges of bygone era . York’s Christ Lutheran Church … Continue reading

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Birds gone, rehabbed York Christ Lutheran steeple stands

Hundreds of people gathered outside Christ Lutheran Church in downtown York recently for a rededication ceremony of the building’s steeple. Another towering York steeple has been rehabbed and restored. Last year, St. Paul Lutheran’s steeple received a facelift. Now comes … Continue reading

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Is Bury’s secret sauce really secret?

Cheryl, peanut44@cox.net, writing from Arizona wondered whether the recipe for the secret sauce associated with Bury’s hamburgers was, in fact, secret … .

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Story on famed 101 Ranch Boys spawns York County memories

Leonard Zinn holds a photo of the group from 1949 during a recent Zinn family reunion near Hanover. Band members, from left are, George Long, Smokey Roberts, Cliff Brown, Leonard Zinn and Andy Reynolds. Also of interest: 101 Ranch Boys … Continue reading

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