Monthly Archives: June 2008

Mile-a-minute weed’s York County origin questioned

Motorists on Interstate 83 can see treeless land near Lake Redman. The York Water Co., owner of this water supply lake, has cut down the trees because of their age and mile-a-minute weed damage. An expert gardener once wrote in … Continue reading

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Conewago crossing near Manchester hot spot for years – Part II

Ed Beck of the Manchester area saw recent York Town Square photos of a trolley car crossing the Conewago Creek, submitted by kinsman Ed Beck of York Township. He put forth this drawing, part of an old flier designed to … Continue reading

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Poster highlights the life of a Civil War soldier

This Civil War poster can be accessed at life of a soldier. Readers can pan or scroll to read the presentation. Background posts: Gettysburg Visitors Center gets buzz but courts to decide about old cyclorama, Gettysburg battlefield produces steady supply … Continue reading

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For decades, York’s underground comfort stations spelled relief

The comfort stations under York’s Continental Square have historical origins. Background posts: Foustown now a ghost town: Raid there once netted 300 barrels of quality firewater, Brewery profits produced landmark West York mansion, ‘Good grief, how long has that pool … Continue reading

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History-making evening on rebel occupation of York could turn into daylong symposium

Confederate Gen. Jubal Early issued this handbill touting his magnanimity in not burning the town. Some people in York saw the address as an attempt to undermine the authority of the U.S. government. Background posts: The horrors of Civil War … Continue reading

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Old-time York bike shop: ‘It’s like a store that time forgot’

Charlotte Halpin and others from C.B. ‘Red’ Klinedinst’s bike shop pose outside the store at 113-117 S. Duke St. in York, circa 1950. Now it appears the shop’s days are numbered. Background posts: Cyclist uses legs on York County rail … Continue reading

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York County book ‘All in One Room’ ready for readers

‘All in One Room,’ a 100-page book on one-room schools in York County and beyond, is back from the printers. To order the $34.95 book, call 717-767-6397, stop by 1891 Loucks Road or York Borders or check on the Web … Continue reading

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Residents did not ‘admire’ York County village named after atheist and critic Voltaire

The Big Mount house in Paradise Township where Confederate Gen. Jubal Early stayed on June 27, 1863, was up for sale when this photo was taken in 2004. The next day, the three rebel brigades accompanying Early tramped through along … Continue reading

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The 4 Yorkbloggers speak about history

Brad Smith, dressed as a Confederate corporal, took part in the 2005 dramatization of York’s surrender to rebel forces in June 1863. The re-enactment is scheduled again this year, along with a panel presentation on the occupation of York and … Continue reading

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At one time, York’s five-and-dimes lived up to their names

McCrory’s was one of leading five-and-dime stores in downtown York in the 20th century. Murphy’s, at the left of this picture, was perhaps the most visible on the corner of York’s Continental Square. McCrory’s longtime Springettsbury Township warehouse will soon … Continue reading

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