Monthly Archives: April 2010

Check out this list ready for induction in a York County Arts & Entertainment Hall of Fame – Pt. 1

From York, Pa., to Philadelphia Charles Rudy, York County-born sculptor with an international reputation, works on the War Memorial at the University of Pennsylvania. The artist, who lived from 1904-1986, appears on a short-list of York County achievers to be … Continue reading

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Roundtop Mountain among highest peaks in York County

Roundtop Mountain, York County, Pa. This 2005 view shows the lay of the land toward Cumberland County’s Mechanicsburg from atop Ski Roundtop and also captures Gold medal-winning Olympian Diane Roffe giving a ski lesson. York County, Pa.’s Ski Roundtop has … Continue reading

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York Railways trolley car No. 328, where are you?

York (Pa.) Railways in final days Trolley car No. 163 runs in York, Pa., close to the end of service in 1939. Today, it’s operating at the Rockhill Trolley Museum in Huntingdon County in southcentral Pennsylvania (see photo below.) A … Continue reading

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Bird’s-eye view of York: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff, April 27, 2010

Pennsylvania countryside This is the bird’s-eye view from the top of Webb’s Hill looking to the north, toward York, Pa. Webb’s Hill was in the vicinity of what today is known as Reservoir Hill, where York Water Co.’s large covered … Continue reading

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Reenactors observe anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train stop in York, Pa.

A family of York County, Pa., Civil War reenactors observed the exact moment, 145 years ago, that Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train made a water stop and then proceeded up the tracks to Pennsylvania’s capital, Harrisburg. Here, Becky Winand serves as … Continue reading

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Vietnamese community in York County showing growth spurt

Motorists along North George Street in North York pass by the outside of the Vietnamese Alliance Church. Here, inside that church, Springettsbury Township’s Duong Huynh admires a flower decoration. The 70-year-old’s story was told in a York Sunday News story … Continue reading

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York County’s Camp Security questions abound: But one about POW camp’s ghosts is answered

This is a view of the terrain that at one time accommodated Camp Security, an American Revolution British prisoner-of-war camp in Springettsbury Township, Pa. Jonathan Stayer of the Pennsylvania State Archives, who has studied the camp extensively presented on the … Continue reading

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From Penn Park field to Sovereign Bank Stadium, York-area baseball fans have heard ‘Play ball’

This photograph, courtesy of Mel Miller and Lester Walker of the West Manchester Township, Pa., Historical Society gives a view of Penn Park field, probably the first baseball stadium in the York area. It confirms another photograph, found by Miller … Continue reading

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Who are these York County, Pa., people in silhouette?

Jim Rudisill’s artwork York County, Pa., artist/historian Jim Rudisill’s silhouette artwork will appear on the cover of York County, Pa., Heritage Trust scholarly historical journal set for publication in September. Can you tell the prominent local folks the artist captured … Continue reading

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York, Pa., author portrays OK Corral gunfight: Linked in with neat history stuff – April 21, 2010

A news release explaining York County, Pa., resident Scott Butcher’s new book “Tombstone: Relive the Gunfight at the OK Corral” makes you want to know more: “Though the gunfight has been celebrated in countless movies, books, and documentaries, Butcher found … Continue reading

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