Monthly Archives: December 2009

Kind-spirited imitators from across the Mason-Dixon Line flatter York County’s Glen Rock Carolers

The Glen Rock Carolers strolled the streets of the southern York County borough of Glen Rock in the early hours of Christmas morning again this year. Background posts: Legendary Glen Rock Carolers to publish history and Glen Rock singers salute … Continue reading

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When the other oversized York County shoe drops: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Dec. 30, 2009

Here’s a York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News video of the 8-foot shoe under construction for use in ushering in the New Year’s in eastern York County’s Hallam borough. It’s modeled after Haines Shoe House in nearby Hellam Township. Check out … Continue reading

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Hallam’s New Year’s shoe drop: Brings York County’s Haines Shoe House to new heights

Two York County, Pa., icons come together, as children enjoy Loganville-based Carmen’s Ice Cream outside Hellam Township’s Haines Shoe House, in this 2008 York Daily Record/Sunday News photograph. The Shoe House will figure in New Year’s festivities this year when … Continue reading

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The year 2009 in short-story form: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Dec. 28, 2009

French writer Felix Feneon wrote in a form of brief masterpieces. So York Daily Record/Sunday News staff members tried to emulate that form in telling events about 2009 in short story form (12/27/09). The death of 9-year-old Ciara Savage is … Continue reading

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Historic Stewartstown Railroad heading to the auction block?

Some of the Stewartstown (Pa.) Railroad’s rolling stock sits in the yard, background, as Don Matthews, a railroad director, is seen inside the station. Two historic preservation groups are among the groups with a stake in the now-closed, short-line railroad’s … Continue reading

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Last blast? Sponsor of annual New York Wire factory steam whistle concert says it might be so

York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Jason Plotkin asked several York County folks to imitate the unimitable New York Wire factory steam whistle. And he captured them on video. But all kidding aside, was the early Christmas Day 2009 concert … Continue reading

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Christmas 2009: Windsor Township family shows how good can come from bad

Cheryl Johnson, right, and her sister Vicki finish a Nativity scene on boards covering the front of Cheryl’s Windsor Township, Pa., home. A minivan crashed into the front door of the home, and the Johnson family turned that bad incident … Continue reading

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Beautiful First Moravian Church in York, known for its neat features – Part II

This stained-glass window is another at York, Pa.’s, First Moravian Church from Rudy Art Studio. This window, expressing Jesus’ name, is given in memoriam of William H. Yost. Also of interest: York County enthusiasts could find historical event, site to … Continue reading

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Re-printed cookbook filled with ‘tried and tested’ York County, Pa., recipes

This advertisement is among hundreds that appear in the ‘York Hospital “Benefit” Cookbook,’ circa 1916. The cookbook has been reprinted and available for sale at the York County Heritage Trust. The cookbook was subtitled “Home Formulary of ‘Tried and Tested’ York County Recipes with Hints and Helps to Good Housekeeping.” In the original cookbook, color swaths were glued onto the pages of this advertisement from the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Alabastine.

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From squealing pigs to wireless, York, Pa., markethouses have changed

This poster appears on the Table of Contents page in the third edition of the York County, Pa., history “Never to be Forgotten.” It merges the William Wagner market drawing from 1830 featured on the book cover (see below) with … Continue reading

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