Monthly Archives: July 2009

York Daily Record’s ‘Remember’ oral history series looking for a few good Woodstock memories

For some, the Woodstock album brings back clear memories about the vaunted festival and its famous mud. Others have no recollection about those days in August 1969, when an estimated 400,000 people attended the rock festival on a dairy farm … Continue reading

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Strathmeyer Christmas Tree empire began with small York stands and now sells all over East

In this York Daily Record/Sunday News file photo, Spring Garden (Pa.) Township’s Stephen Sechrist sits near his 51st Strathmeyer Christmas tree. Strathmeyer has been selling trees to customers in York County – and beyond – for more than 75 years. … Continue reading

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York Peppermint Patties: ‘York became synonymous with dark chocolate and peppermint’

In 1931, York Cone Co. made, well, cones, as this invoice from York County Heritage Trust files indicates. But it later became widely known as maker of the York Peppermint Pattie. Background posts: 20 questions and answers to prove your … Continue reading

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These antiques bear the York, Pa.-made Pennsylvania Furniture Co. label

Pennsylvania Furniture Co.’s Sumner Street factory in York, actually West York, was erected in the early 1900s and became the home for long-lasting bedroom and dining room suites. Background posts: Red Lion’s Ebert Furniture: From bedroom suites to gunstocks and … Continue reading

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The Times A-Changin? York County and America also recovering from recession 100 years ago

These were the men at the top of things in the first decade of the 20th century. Other posts with Gordon Freireich’s columns: Washington Township, Jefferson Borough, Madison Avenue. How about an Obama Street in York County? and Vermont windmill: … Continue reading

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Former York countian-turned-screen-writer Laurice Elehwany: How to make it as a writer

In a March 10, 1995, story, The York Daily Record tells about the then-upcoming “The Brady Bunch Movie,” written by former York countian Laurice Elehwany. Background posts: Cameron Mitchell, Craig Sheffer, Dixie Chick born here and Artist Jeff Koons came … Continue reading

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Emailer links Roosevelt Avenue Airport, Downtown York Bon-Ton – and Santa

Santa’s annual visit to the Bon-Ton and downtown York, Pa., came after he landed first in the York Airport along Roosevelt Avenue and later its Thomasville location. Background posts: Ho, ho, ho – uh, Santa, hold on, The Grumbachers: ‘Builders … Continue reading

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Almost-hidden Spring Garden marker: ‘These old White Oaks were saved by Charles Elmer Smith’

This monument is not readily available to the public because it stands near the Box Hill Club within the confines of the gated Regents’ Glen community in Spring Garden Township. It’s been there since the 1920s. Background posts: Glatfelter, Morgan … Continue reading

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Long Level’s Dritt burial place: ‘The cemetery is a tangle of weeds and mile-a-minute vines’

A cleanup is set Saturday for the Dritt Cemetery in new Native Lands County Park. “Presently the cemetery is a tangle of weeds and mile-a-minute vines,” a Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area release states. Background posts: 400 years ago, John Smith … Continue reading

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York’s Roosevelt Avenue airport large enough to play host to air mail pick up, corporate travel

The York Airport can be seen running along Roosevelt Avenue in this 1957 photograph. The track at center is the York Fairgrounds. From that reference point, find Roosevelt Avenue and follow it out. Find where it bends. You’ll see a … Continue reading

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