Daily Archives: January 15, 2009

During York visit, former President Taft glad to be in ‘this great hive of industry’

The York Gazette’s front page on Dec. 4, 1915, shows William Howard Taft and the principals behind the former president’s visit to York the previous day. He spent time in the West York Avenue, later Roosevelt Avenue, home of Thomas … Continue reading

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York historian on William Henry Harrison: a ‘great and good man’

William Henry Harrison is one of number of presidents whose funeral train stopped in York. (To see a list of other visits by presidents or presidental candidates, click here.) Background posts: Barbara Bush at Crispus Attucks: ‘It’s something they will … Continue reading

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