Monthly Archives: February 2010

About pioneer W. Russell Chapman: ‘He was the swing vote … but he couldn’t be swayed’

W. Russell Chapman was appointed to the York City School Board in 1967, the first black person to fill a seat on that board. Background posts: Thackston Park area connects to York’s past and Civil rights heroes stand out at … Continue reading

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York, Pa.-made Weaver Organs &; Pianos: ‘You have a wife, do not deceive her, but grace your parlor with a Weaver’

To promote York, Pa.’s, Weaver Organ and Piano Co., marketers turned to poetry, of a sort. The company went out of business in the late 1950s, but its organs and pianos have become collector’s items. The company’s big brick building … Continue reading

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York County, Pa.’s, ‘Civil Rights Heroes – Barrier Breakers’ Mural – Part III

This is the center panel of the three sheets that make up the York (Pa.) City Human Relations Commission’s mural ‘Civil Rights Heroes – Barrier Breakers.’ It features Bobby Simpson, longtime head of York’s Crispus Attucks Community Center. Stephanie Seaton, … Continue reading

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York County, Pa.’s, ‘Civil Rights Heroes – Barrier Breakers’ Mural – Part II

This is one of three panels of the York City Human Relations Commission’s mural ‘Civil Rights Heroes – Barrier Breakers.’ A brief presentation on this mural, to go along with a panel discussing growing up on West Princess Street in … Continue reading

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York County, Pa.’s, ‘Civil Rights Heroes – Barrier Breakers’ Mural – Part I

A three-panel traveling mural, on the wall at the York County Heritage Trust’s meeting room, awaits the Saturday, Feb. 27, ‘Reflections of Greatness’ Black History Month events. Stephanie Seaton of the York City Human Relations Commission will describe the people … Continue reading

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York, Pa., civil rights leader took plunge against discriminatory ban at city pool

Maurice Peters, Sr., addresses York (Pa.) City Council about the use of excessive force by the police department in 1965. Council President Fred Schiding is seen at right. Peters was a leader in the civil rights movement in York County … Continue reading

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All roads lead to York, Pa.: Whiskey Rebellion linked Bedford and York counties

Jean Bonnet Tavern stands along the Lincoln Highway, west of Bedford in Napier Township, Bedford County. The attractive stone landmark stood on the site since before the American Revolution. The National Register of Historic Places site was named after a … Continue reading

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An evening to learn about York County, Pa.’s, ‘Civil Rights Heroes – Barrier Breakers’

The Rev. Thomas Montouth, seen here in a photograph from 1946, and Dr. George Bowles, were leaders in York, Pa.’s, black community in the first 50 years of the 20th century. The Rev. Montouth pastored the now-demolished Faith Presbyterian Church … Continue reading

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A scene from York Valley Inn: Linked in with neat history stuff

Here’s another sighting of a drawing by former York County, Pa., artist Cliff Satterthwaite. Buddy and Mary Arcuri sent this one in. Satterthwaite had a penchant for drawing people at gathering spots around town. He chose the Arcuri-managed York Valley … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway Garageman returned to old York site: ‘I have to take care of my old customers’

Lynn Haines, York County, Pa.’s, Lincoln Highway Garage’s last owner, takes care of a former customer’s truck in this May 2005 York Daily Record/Sunday News file photo. Haines took part in the grand opening of the Turkey Hill on East … Continue reading

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