Monthly Archives: November 2007

York cartoonist’s work helps celebrate peace activism

For decades, Walt Partymiller drew editorial cartoons for The Gazette and Daily, forerunner of the York Daily Record. This is one of his cartoons showing Linus Pauling that is part of a new Web site celebrating the scientist and the … Continue reading

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Fourth-generation member of Glatfelter paper family dies

Glatfelter makes a multitude of paper products including metallic labels for beer bottles and colored pencils, books and playing cards. Harry Potter books were printed on Glatfelter paper, as were Tom Brokaw’s “Greatest Generation,” Tom Clancy’s “The Bear and the … Continue reading

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Gettysburg ‘Human Interest Stories’ scores sequel

Scott Mingus takes another look at interesting, often behind-the scenes stories of the buildup and aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg. The books are available at Gettysburg bookstores, the York Emporium and Amazon.com. Background post: E-mail queries about Confederate invasion … Continue reading

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‘Yesteryears’ southern York County sites – Part II

The class of 1915 poses outside Cedar Valley School in Fawn Township. Notice that this school, as many southern York County schools, integrated well before the Supreme Court mandated such in 1954. A sizable black population lived in southern York … Continue reading

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Reader searching for Boys Club Pool photo

<img alt="poolX00055_9.JPG" src="http://www.yorkblog.com/yorktownsquare/img/poolX00055_9.JPG" width="512" height="368" YMCA of York members throw beach balls into the old Farquhar Park Pool for the last time in September 2007. Demolition of the old pool is now complete. A sketch of its replacement, the Graham … Continue reading

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Add Blind Melon’s Thorn to list of Dover-area celebs

Chris Thorn, center, a Dover native and guitar player for Blind Melon, is another national celebrity from Dover. The band reunited to make an album and is now back on tour. Background post: Dominick Argento at top of York County … Continue reading

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‘Yesteryears’ chock-full of southern York County sites – Part I

The Samuel Runkle house is shown in this photo from the new publication “Yesteryears in Southern York County.” The caption notes that this photograph shows six people. Can you find them? Background posts: Southeastern York County made for Sunday drive … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury’s Amanda Berry Smith: ‘God’s image carved in ebony’

Nineteenth-century evangelist Amanda Berry Smith is profiled in a recent book “More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Pennsylvania Women.” (For details, see below.) Before the Civil War, her family purchased its freedom, and she resided in York County.

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Burial site reportedly found for rebel officer who occupied York

This map from ‘East of Gettysburg’ shows the location of various units in Jubal Early’s division as his Confederates invaded York in the days before the Battle of Gettysburg. One of his commanders, Isaac E. Avery, directed a brigade that … Continue reading

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York vet helped save famed Lipizzan horses

This photograph is part of Dr. Harold Neibert’s collection and was taken during his work with Lipizzaner horses during World War II. Neibert helped to rescue the horses in the 1940s. He owns Yorkshire Animal Hospital in Springettsbury Township. Background … Continue reading

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