Monthly Archives: January 2010

Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Jan. 31, 2010

The Avenues Neighborhood Association has re-published the 1984 “Northwest York” booklet. That publication, issued in 1984 to celebrate that York, Pa., neighborhood’s 100th anniversary is packed with information on well-known York County people and instititutions that started in The Avenues, … Continue reading

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York County minister/historian Elmer Q. Gleim, Part II: ‘He continues to write as if his veins flowed with ink’

York countian Elmer Q. Gleim: At 93, he continues his prolific writings. Also of interest: Mother Codorus has long served as leading light in obscure Dunkard Valley and People of varying religious groups founded York County – 13/31 iconic images … Continue reading

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18th-century York Valley Inn in Springettsbury Township: ‘You can’t be here forever’

A post-World War II baby boom, the entry of Caterpillar and other industries in the early 1950s and the erection of Springettsbury Township’s York County Shopping Center, seen across the middle part of this photo, in 1956 caused additional traffic … Continue reading

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York County readers report sightings of Cliff Satterthwaite’s paintings, drawings

Jean Fix of York, Pa., sent this Cliff Satterthwaite drawing to YorkTownSquare blog. It shows an art auction conducted by well-known York County artist William Falkler. Katie Falkler is holding the painting to his left and Ted Fitzkee is behind … Continue reading

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Spring Grove Smith’s Bluebird Bakery baseball team: A band of York County brothers

The team at Spring Grove’s E.C. Smith Enterprise Steam Bakery are shown at the turn the 20th century. Pictured in this photo along Main Street are, from left, R. Lloyd Senft, Edward C. Smith, Jacob Mathias, Wesley Shue and Edward … Continue reading

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Yorktowne Service Stores memorabilia: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Jan. 26, 2010

When the York County Heritage Trust recently debuted its ‘Then and Now’ exhibit, the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News, in keeping with this spirit, asked for old photos from readers to post on our ‘Your Photos’ section of www.ydr.com. Bob … Continue reading

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York County minister/historian Elmer Q. Gleim, Part I: ‘Took me to many of these places as a child’

York County, Pa., resident Dianne Bowders is posting delightful photographs of scenes around her home county on ydr.com’s Your Photo site. And she provides detailed caption information, such as the following for this scene from York’s Quaker Meeting House. “Light … Continue reading

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Helpful York County cooks come forward with their time-tested hog maw recipes

Hog maw, a Pennsylvania Dutch food staple, is the lining of a pig’s stomach, usually packed with sausage, potatoes, onions and others ingredients. One York County, Pa., church, Dover Township’s Mount Royal United Methodist, has become well known for its … Continue reading

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Stubborn Dallastown homeowner provides ultimate ‘Then and Now’ exhibit photographs

Yorktowne Service Store occupies this structure on Dallastown’s main drag, Route 74. The Turkey Hill purchased the left half of the duplex to build a convenience store, but the owner of the other side didn’t want to sell, according to … Continue reading

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Twitter will help the world track Harrisburg’s National Civil War Museum curator’s picket duty

Brett Kelley, curator of Collections at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, is set to weather two weeks of the cold while living the life of a Civil War soldier on the picket line. But technology will allow people … Continue reading

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