Daily Archives: January 22, 2009

President Andrew Johnson in York: ‘There was not very much enthusiasm’

This story from The (York, Pa.) Gazette and Daily in 1925 tells about unpopular President Andrew Johnson’s visit to York County, but focuses on the Civil War hero U.S. Grant. The general was part of President Johnson’s entourage. (For a … Continue reading

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Babe Ruth, indeed, played in York in 1928

Babe Ruth’s autograph is shown on a piece of Hotel Penn stationary owned by West Manchester Township resident Jason Showvaker in 2006. Showvaker obtained the stationery from another collector. Background posts: Story answers much about great athlete Hinkey Haines, including … Continue reading

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