Monthly Archives: August 2009

This time, entrepreneur in York County’s Glen Rock bet on the wrong horse

The First National Bank of Glen Rock’s building has long been an anchor in the borough’s downtown. It was constructed in 1912, and this photograph was taken two years later. Bob Ketenheim nicely captures Glen Rock, Pa.’s, past in his … Continue reading

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Where was York County’s earliest documented airstrip?

About 50 airports or airstrips have operated in and around York County, Pa., since the 1920s. Kampel Airport in Warrington Township is one of the grass airstrips still in operation. In this York Daily Record/Sunday News file photo from 2006, … Continue reading

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Whose sculpted faces are those poking from the old Spring Grove school?

The Spring Grove (Pa.) Public School, left, was dedicated in 1898 and enlarged in 1921, right, as seen in this photo from “The Spring Grove Years.” Who are the two luminaries in those round fixtures, photo at right, on this … Continue reading

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York renaissance men crafted Pennsylvania Furniture’s fine bedroom suites

Pennsylvania Furniture Co.’s William Henry Hubley is shown in this newspaper clipping from a York County Heritage Trust file preparing a dresser for a coat of varnish. The West York-based fine furniture manufacturer operated for about 70 years after its … Continue reading

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Junior Curators exhibit: The name of Lefty York of York, Pa., lives on

The Hippodrome, one of downtown York’s many theaters in their early 20th-century heyday, is example of stories told in a Junior Curators’ exhibit unveiled this week at the York County (Pa.) Heritage Trust. Background posts: You maybe didn’t know it … Continue reading

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Mining a rich vein of southwestern York Co.’s religious history – Part II

St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hanover, Pa. also serves as a mini-museum. One exhibit is this beautiful 19th-century altar. Other posts of interest: Abe Lincoln, Gwyneth Paltrow passed through Porters Sideling and Dutch vs. English? York County debate still perking … Continue reading

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‘Profile of Aviation’ tells about 50 airports in York and Adams counties

After various moves over the years, York Airport landed in Thomasville and so have thousands of planes. This one landed near the field in 2002, and the pilot and passenger walked away from the crash. Background posts: First York Airport’s … Continue reading

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Ted Kennedy stumped for Obama during York County visit in 2008

U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy arrived in York, Pa., on April 20, 2008, to meet local Democrats. He died early today. (See additional photos, video of that visit below.) Background posts: Bobby Kennedy spoke to Foremen’s Club in York about labor … Continue reading

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Could York County’s old Chestnut Street prison be used for fundraising tours?

This image comes from the front of the Eastern State Penitentiary brochure. The long-closed Philadelphia prison was America’s first penitentiary, constructed to inspire penitence in those detained. It’s now a museum raising the question about whether York County, Pa.’s old … Continue reading

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Vancouver, B.C., has beauty, but York, Pa., has a life-sized Brooks Robinson statue

Baseball great Brooks Robinson is seen in his York (Pa.) White Roses uniform in 1955. His statue can be seen everyday in Brooks Robinson Plaza at York’s Sovereign Bank Stadium. Background posts: Brooks Robinson – and stories about his York, … Continue reading

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