Monthly Archives: December 2007

Eleanor Johnson, Weekly Reader founder, York Legacies, Part III

“My Weekly Reader,” that children’s newsletter so familar to millions was the brainchild of a York County educator, Eleanor Johnson. Background posts: Katharine Beecher, ‘Legacies’, Delma Rivera, ‘Legacies’ and One-room memories flow from readers’ fingertips. In the 1920s, York County … Continue reading

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Delma Rivera, ‘Legacies,’ Part II

Delma Rivera and her husband, Edwin, were among the pioneering Puerto Rican families to settle and achieve in York County. Background post: York Spanish Council organized 33 years ago, York Springs a town in change, but what’s new?, and Katharine … Continue reading

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York County’s, Wellsville’s one-room schools, by the numbers

Judy Weber of the Wellsville Area Histocial Society ‘teaches a lesson’ about the borough’s one-room school house. The building is undergoing restoration. Background posts: ‘Yesteryears’ southern York County sites – Part II, Hidden Loucks School reflects past way of York … Continue reading

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Katharine Beecher: ‘Legacies,’ Part I

Katharine Beecher started a small candy company in the 1930s. Defense contracts in World War II helped her company, as it did many York County businesses. Katharine Beecher’s son, Henry Beecher, kept the business in the family for 22 years … Continue reading

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Coin designer signs his D.E. on all his handiwork

These images from the U.S. Treasury Department show the four presidential one dollar coins, and their reverse side, right, that will be issued in 2008. From left are, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. Artist … Continue reading

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Randy and Duke Edsall, Susquehannock grads, make national sports news

Connecticut head coach Randy Edsall awaits his helmet before riding in a NASCAR race car at the Richard Petty Driving Experience before taking laps at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. in this Associated Press photograph. Edsall and his … Continue reading

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Noted York family – the Cohens – produced Pa. Supreme Court justice

Herbert Cohen was just 5 years old in this photo, taken when his family returned to St. Petersburg, Russia, to visit family. He’s sitting on the floor, to the right, in this photo. Also in the photo are: Herbert’s grandmother, … Continue reading

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There were 5, count ‘em, 5 York markets

Elaine P. Carr is seen with aprons she sells at the Farmers Market, Penn and West Market streets in York. The standowner uses various old fabrics – from tablecloths, vintage curtains and bib overalls – to sew aprons. Farmers Market … Continue reading

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Hammer-wielding Yorkers helped to nail kaiser’s noggin

The Little Courthouse, a replica of the first York County Court House, stands on York’s Centre Square during World War I. The courthouse served as a center for war bond sales and promoted the bonds in a way that today … Continue reading

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Old WSBA station: ‘Another part of history has gone’

This shows WSBA-AM (910)’s current station in eastern York County – its second office and studio. The original along the Susquehanna Trail, north of York, was recently demolished. Background posts: Original WSBA station hands mic to demolition team and Carly … Continue reading

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