Monthly Archives: July 2008

Big Conewago serves as physical, symbolic divider of York County culture

The Conewago Creek is to northern and southern York County what the Mason-Dixon Line is to the North and South – a thin border that symbolizes much.

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Stetler Dodge transition indicative of other York-area changes

This moment in June 2005 marked two milestones. It was the 10th anniversary of the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center. And Ellen Dye, right, was the 500,000th student to pass through its doors. Susan Byrnes, left, founded the center, … Continue reading

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Police museum, Web site packed with York County law enforcement info

John Stine sits inside a hand-constructed late 1800s jail cell. Bunks in the cell come from the old York County Prison on Chestnut Street. These are some of the artifacts displayed in the Police Heritage Museum. Stine has been a … Continue reading

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Common genealogical query: ‘Is there still anyone living … related to this David Miller?’

The York County Heritage Trust archives’ genealogy section offers resources for families to search out their ancestors. Background posts: Genealogists find mother lode in York County, Unsung “York County history in print” touted and Peeking into Pennsylvania’s attic . Mabel … Continue reading

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‘Shady Dell rat’ blogs about southside York hangout where owners put out welcome mat

Concert organizer Chris Huber attributes the success of the 1960s north side teen hangout White Oak Park to The Del-Chords. The first night the band played at The Oaks the line never ended. The Del-Chords are associated with south side hangout Shady Dell as well, playing on the jukebox there, according to a new Web site specializing in The Dell.

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Who was Norman Wood (of York/Lancaster bridge fame)?

Norman Wood, of southeastern York County bridge fame, was a state rep from Lancaster County.

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Former Hahn mansion: ‘I thought it would make the most spectacular funeral home’

The Springdale historic district in York was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. The former Hahn Home, now Kuhner Associates funeral home, is the star among the district’s 199 buildings. Architecturally, mansion is a mixture of … Continue reading

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Norman Wood Bridge painters stalled: ‘Everybody’s looking for the eagles … nobody has seen any’

Perched above the Susquehanna River bed on the Norman Wood Bridge, High over the Susquehanna River under the Norman Wood Bridge, a worker constructs a platform for painters. York Daily Record/Sunday News photogapher (and blogger) Bil Bowden capture this photo … Continue reading

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Don’t know much about York County history? Part III

This panel, part of the Murals of York series, shows the Central Market, one of at least three murals that celebrates York County’s agricultural prowess. The murals can be used as an effective tool to teach county history. Free walking … Continue reading

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Don’t know much about York County history? Part II

The Murals of York can be used as artifacts to tell a story about the York area. Pictured here is the York Fair mural on the side of the East Market Street parking garage across from the Yorktowne Hotel. There’s … Continue reading

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