Monthly Archives: September 2009

Local county and state parks: York County’s best idea?

About 50 people hiked the paths at P. Joseph Raab County Park to hear a history of iron mining in York County. York County oversees 11 parks. Also of interest: Chickies Rock braced for rush of Susquehanna’s waters and York … Continue reading

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Gettysburg’s Majestic Theater: ‘This was a golden project’

The seats in The Majestic in Gettysburg, Pa., are the original design, found off a style number from the original seats. This photo and those below come from an upcoming edition of Spaces magazine. Also of interest: In last issue … Continue reading

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Just try to resist this memory-tugging aerial photograph of York’s Roosevelt Avenue Airport

Starting after World War II until the mid-1950s, York (Pa.) Airport operated along Roosevelt Avenue. It then moved back to its previous – and current site – near Thomasville. For part of that era, a second York-area airstrip bookended this … Continue reading

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Where does Rathton of York/Spring Garden Township Rathton Road fame come from?

The Rathton Road/South George Street intersection on York, Pa., south side is well-known for the water that collects there. And it’s known George is named after British royalty in the 1700s. But where does Rathton come from? Also of interest: … Continue reading

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Dover’s Baughman Memorials craftsmen: ‘Sum up decades of living in a few letters and numbers’

This photograph in the office of Dover, Pa.’s, Baughman Memorial Works shows the business in 1910. The company’s founder, Nelson H. Baughman, is at right. (See present-day photo below.) Also of interest: Each month, three free history presentations offered to … Continue reading

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Just try to resist this memory-tugging aerial photograph of York Whitehull Airport and York Valley Inn and Playland and …

This photograph from a mid-20th-century York (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce publication shows popular landmarks of that day. In the lower right part of the photo, that’s what is known today as the Playland pool beside the roller skating rink. Both … Continue reading

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Who makes the best potato chips in York County, Martin’s or Utz? Or someone else?

York, Pa.’s, Martin’s Potato Chips are randomly sampled salt and moisture content, as seen in this York Daily Record/Sunday News file photo from 2004. Also of interest: York County, Pa. made big, heavy things – and was immensely proud of … Continue reading

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Just try to resist this memory-tugging photograph of northwest York, Pa.

Yorktowne Homes in northwest York are seen soon after their World War II-era construction. This aerial view by J. David Allen, who took many such bird’s-eye photographs in those days, appeared in a York (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce publication in … Continue reading

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Archaeologist at Springettsbury’s Camp Security: ‘If we knew it was here, we wouldn’t have to do this’

Digging to find evidence of Revolutionary War prisoner-of-war Camp Security began near the Schultz House in Springettsbury Township, Pa., and continued outward. (See additional photo by the York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News below.) Also of interest: Camp Security memories tucked … Continue reading

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York County chainsaw artist about Harley carving: ‘I had an inspiration for the bike and America’

Conewago Township (Pa.) chainsaw artist Brad Heilman carved a sculpture of a Harley-Davidson bike out of a 15-foot-tall pin oak trunk near J & J Cycle Barn, visible from Interstate 83 north of York. Here, Joe Sciarrabba, owner of the … Continue reading

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