Monthly Archives: April 2008

Last dance. Spring Grove high school buildings filled with history, memories

The Spring Grove Public School was dedicated in 1898 and enlarged in 1921. As this is written in 2008, its successor building, the Spring Grove Area High School along old Hanover Road, is in its final days as secondary school. … Continue reading

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No church/school conflict: Manchester Township church to shore up deteriorating school

Ginny Lehr will raffle off a quilt to raise money to refurbish the Center Square School in Roundtown. The century-old Manchester Township schoolhouse is in need of repairs, estimated at $50,000. Background posts: Interesting Web site dedicated to American country … Continue reading

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York College of Pennsylvania book provides insight into school, community

Arcadia Publishing has produced an interesting book, largely filled with pictures, about York College of Pennsylvania. Carol McCleary Innerst authored the 128-page book, available at www.arcadiapublishing.com. The cover shows the York Collegiate Institute building, demolished in the 1960s. Background posts: … Continue reading

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York Revolution most recent addition to lengthy local professional baseball timeline

Red Lion’s Butch Wynegar, seen here with Brooks Robinson, played for the American League in the All-Star Game on July 13, 1976. At 20 years, 121 days, Wynegar earned was the youngest player to play in an All-Star Game. Wynegar’s … Continue reading

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Is York County part of Alabama?

Democrat Hillary Clinton won Pennsylvania and York County by about the same 55-45 percent margin in last week’s primary. Her York, Pa., headquarters, seen here, were bustling prior to the primary. How she or Barack Obama would fare against John … Continue reading

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Interesting Web site dedicated to American country schools

The York Daily Record/Sunday News book, ‘All in One Room,’ is in production and will be available in June. The hardcover book will explore the memorable one-room schools spread throughout York County until mid-20th century. The book will contain class … Continue reading

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New visitors center gets buzz, but court to rule on old Cyclorama site

Remember these days at Gettysburg? They’ll return with the opening of the restored Cyclorama at the new Gettysburg (Pa.) Visitors Center. As for the old center where this photo was taken, it’s currently the subject of a lawsuit. (See additional … Continue reading

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York County on knees as its men storm Normandy beaches – Iconic photos 24-25/31

As the military hit the beaches of Normandy in northwestern France on June 6, 1944, many York/Adams residents supported those in uniform by going to houses of worship. The services were brief to allow workers to return to their jobs, … Continue reading

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Hollywood discovers heroics of The Four Chaplains

Dan Kurzman wrote a historical fiction book on the Four Chaplains, which included Rabbi Alexander Goode of York, Pa., lower left. Now, a movie on their heroics is in the pipeline. Meanwhile in York, the 16th Annual Four Chaplains Prayer … Continue reading

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Season 2 of York’s long comeback campaign – Iconic images 21-23 of 31

A marker designates home plate as York’s new Sovereign Bank Stadium was constructed around it. York officials – and many residents in York County – are hoping the return of baseball helps drive a stake through the heart of the … Continue reading

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