Daily Archives: August 14, 2009

Famous York County cockpit painting might not be about cockfighting

York, Pa., artist Horace Bonham, 1835-1892, was one of 19th-century York’s best known personalities. Today, his best-known painting is “Nearing the Issue at the Cockpit.” Background posts: A short test of your York black history knowledge – Part II, Exhibit … Continue reading

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York countians major makers of Kentucky, make that Pennsylvania, long rifles

George Shumway’s book on the Schreyer family of Hanover, Pa., shows York countians as major makers of 18th-century rifles. The book is available at York County libraries. Background posts: Springetts collector attracts ‘Antiques Roadshow’s’ Kenos and Northwestern York County flag … Continue reading

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