Daily Archives: February 24, 2009

Fastnachts are a York County delicacy. But how are Fastnachts different from doughnuts?

Fastnachts (fost-nokts) await transport to customers at the Stewartstown, Pa., Senior Center on Fastnaucht Day. (See additional York Daily Record/Sunday News photos below.) Background posts: Classes offer rare op to learn Pennsylvania Dutch – Part II and PS Harrisburg grad … Continue reading

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Suicide story: York hotel proprietor ‘found a package that had contained about a quarter of a pound of Paris green’

A multiple-deck headline in The York Dispatch on Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, 1891, tells how a man took his life. Such detailed stories were common in that day. Background posts: West York ritualistic suicide forgotten by many, but investigators remember … Continue reading

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