Monthly Archives: May 2008

Who were York County’s most influential citizens? – Part I

William C. Goodridge, a former slave who became a respected York businessman, was an influential 19th-century figure in York County. He is on a short list of top newsmakers in York County in the past 250 years. Background posts: List … Continue reading

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Of local Jewish WW II group: ‘It’s a skeleton post. I’m it.’

Youth group members and others from Jewish Family Services helped veteran Jerry Cohen plant flags on vets’ graves at the Jewish cemetery, south of York, before Memorial Day this week. The passing of time has left Cohen as the lone … Continue reading

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Demolished Red Lion Grange Hall still tells tale of changing York County

The Red Lion (Pa.) Grange Hall, background, stood at Cape Horn Road and Lombard Street for years, but lost its battle to surrounding sprawl about five years ago. It still serves as a bell weather of change in York County. … Continue reading

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Resources for York/Adams history junkies increasingly posted on Web

The York Daily Record/Sunday News has produced several special Web and print publications, including a York County Women’s History section. (Allow extra time for it to load.) See below for links to other projects. Background posts: A short test of … Continue reading

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Can you identify this mystery school, believed to be in York County?

Notice the stained glass window in this photo of what is believed to be a one-room school. Perhaps that will aid in the identity of this unknown school. Background posts: No church/school conflict here: Manchester church to shore up deteriorating … Continue reading

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War memorials stand proudly in towns throughout York County

A favorite pastime of mine when I drive through York County towns is to search for the war memorial. Most towns have them. Some have more than one. Here are some leads on several such memorials and monuments:

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York County native Jeff Koons’ work raises question: But is it art?

Twenty members of YorkArts visited visit the studio of Dover native and internationally known artist Jeff Koons in early 2007. Koons, sometimes called the “Bad Boy of Art,” center, lead the group on a two-hour tour. Background posts: Jeff Koons’ … Continue reading

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Othmar Carli: ‘Restoration is much better than selling shoes to make a living’

Renowned artisan Othmar Carli, a York, Pa. resident, talks with a student in this York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photograph.Background posts: Women’s Club of York, Pa.: ‘No one knew it really looked like this’  and Artist Jeff Koons came back … Continue reading

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York Daily Record columnist Jim Hubley’s last piece: ‘Good luck weeding out tobacco’

Proprietor Charles H. Seiker, right hand in his pocket, stands in the doorway of Young and Busser’s Cigar Store, Continental Square, circa 1920. That’s store mascot Punch on the ledge. This photo, with accompanying column on the popularity of the … Continue reading

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Spring Garden Band: ‘It’s like being in the room with history’

The York, Pa.-based Spring Garden Band plays here at the rehabbed Farquhar Park bandstand in York. The 153-year-old group, with roots as a regimental band during the Civil War, will play at the bandstand again on Sept. 7. For a … Continue reading

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