Daily Archives: December 6, 2007

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The Civil War-era U.S. Army General Hospital became a major site for treatment because of its proximity to Virginia and Maryland, where many battles took place, and its location on a major rail line. Here, convalescents pose in one of … Continue reading

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Wiest’s first store in Dover: ‘Segars’ 5 cents a grab

The Wiest family that owned the venerable Wiest’s Department Store of York also operated the Wiest Motor Co., a Chrysler/Plymouth dealership, at 462 W. Market St. It later moved to 1890 W. Market St. Background post: York’s Wolf Organization builds … Continue reading

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