Monthly Archives: February 2008

A short test of your York black history knowledge – Part II

Ella J. Robinson was one of the pioneering teachers at Smallwood School, a black elementary school in York. Background posts: Autobiographies contain valuable golden nuggets, Black history on display throughout York County and Black playwright earning place in history. Who … Continue reading

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A 7th bridge? Pedestrian walkway may span Susquehanna River some day

Wrightsville’s Veterans Memorial Bridge landing may be improved in a tourism initiative spearheaded by Rivertownes, www.rivertownes.org. When it was built in 1930, the bridge carried Lincoln Highway traffic across the mile-wide Susquehanna River. After construction of the Wright’s Ferry Bridge … Continue reading

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Longtime district justice: ‘You can wait for my book’

The state House of Representatives gave kudos this week to Senior District Justice Paul M. Diehl Jr. for his 50-plus years of service. Background posts: For years, York County part of major court cases and Witman’s murder among county’s most … Continue reading

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Brown’s Orchards and Farm Market of Loganville: ‘I didn’t know a peach tree from an apple tree, but we learned quickly.’

Loganville’s landmark Brown’s Orchards & Farm Market started as a roadside stand and has since expanded into a 29,000-square-foot market. Background posts: Glatfelter, Farquhar, Shipley: Insights from local greats and Horn Farm: ‘A very special living history memorial to those … Continue reading

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Springetts collector attracts ‘Antiques Roadshow’s’ Kenos

Sal Ferrante, collector and seller of vintage Italian furniture, and son, Disma, are seen in the storage area of his Springettsbury Township business in this York Daily Record/Sunday News photo. Ferrante said the chandeliers (background) and other lighting fixtures are … Continue reading

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York, Pa., native Dominick Argento believes piece for National Cathedral his best

York native Dominick Argento won a Pulitzer Prize for his musical compositions. He also has written a book of his memoirs.Dominick Argento at top of York A & E hall of fame and John Luther Long: Miss Saigon’s York County … Continue reading

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York’s Memorial Hospital eyes site at different compass point

This advertisement, found in Ruth L. Kammer’s “Inside West Side,” ran in conjunction with the formal opening of Memorial Hospital, then Memorial Osteopathic Hospital, in August 1962. It shows Memorial’s predecessor, West Side Osteopathic Hospital (and before that West Side … Continue reading

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Historic Adams town to lose piece of its history

Countless horse-drawn and motor-propelled conveyances have passed this 156-year-old New Oxford home since it reached its two-story height. But soon, the house will be demolished. Background posts: Striking architecture lined York’s South Duke Street and ‘It’s so sad to see … Continue reading

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Upcoming events should attract York/Adams history buffs – Part II

Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers, left, talks with Lt. Donald E. MacNutt, 85th Engineers, as light and heavy vehicles from the 10th Armored Division cross the Rhine River on April 1, 1945. The engineers installed this pontoon bridge across the Rhine … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Visitors Center to open April 14

Art restorationists work on the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting, part of the new Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center and Museum. The cyclorama is scheduled to reopen in the fall, and the new visitors center in April. (See related photo below.) … Continue reading

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