Monthly Archives: June 2010

Ghost tours, proposed gambling tramp on user experience at Gettysburg battlefield, Part II

Gettysburg Cyclorama painter Paul Philippoteaux “signed” his work by painting himself as an officer under a tree bearing a sword. This York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photograph came soon after the refurbished painting was unveiled as part of the Gettysburg … Continue reading

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Is the Conewago Township, York County, village: Zion View or Zion’s View?

This cover of Norma Bear Gates’ second book on the village of Zion View bears a road sign that underscores its spelling without an “s.” Also of interest: Airplane beacon helped spot whereabouts of Conewago Township’s Zion View and 100th … Continue reading

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Chai Road Tour provides insight into Jewish life in Downtown York

This is the guide cover for a walking tour highlighting the various eras of York, Pa., Jewish history. York Sunday News columnist and fellow Yorkblogger Gordon Freireich conducted the tour on Sunday. Freireich has explained that “chai,” pronounced “high,” is … Continue reading

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‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ airman later piloted Pennsylvania Game Commission

Glenn Bowers, former Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director, died last week. He was a member of rhe Black Sheep Squadron that operated in the Pacific in World War II. The group, popularized by the 1976 TV series ‘Baa Baa Black … Continue reading

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Ghost tours, proposed gambling tramp on user experience at Gettysburg battlefield

Visitors to the Gettysburg Cyclorama take in the 360-degree artist’s rendition of fighting on the battle’s third day, specifically Pickett’s Charge. This scene came in the early days of the rehabbed painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park’s new visitor … Continue reading

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Hanover of old in 3-D: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – June 26, 2010

An antique stereoscope is put to use at a recent Hanover History Camp at the Warehime-Myers Mansion run by the Hanover Area Historical Society. The camp took kids from indoors to the field. “It’s three-dimensional history,” Ken Weiler, of the … Continue reading

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York Sunday News columnist Mary Stephenson: ‘A rare and magical person with a style all her own’

Mary Stephenson, longtime writer of the popular Party Line column in the York (Pa.) Sunday News, died this week. A story about her death in the York Daily Record/Sunday News said she “thrived on meeting people and learning about their … Continue reading

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World War II Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers: Credited his ‘strength as coming from York and that is why he placed his papers here’

York, Pa.’s, native son Jacob Loucks Devers meets with Gen. George Patton, with gun holster, and other members of the Allied brain trust in the European Theater of War in World War II. This photograph is one of hundreds that … Continue reading

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York City Police Blue Coats played baseball at Penn Park’s stadium to raise funds for uniforms

John Stine, centerfielder and cleanup hitter for York, Pa.’s, artifact-rich Police Heritage Museum, is interested in how police history intersects with local pro baseball history. This York Daily Record/Sunday News file photograph shows Stine at the West Market Street museum … Continue reading

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York County ‘Remember’ series: In Korean War era, ‘Everyone knew the American singer Kate Smith’

Wounded Korean War Marine George Eyler talked with his mom and dad, Emigsville’s Florence and Charles Eyler, on national television in 1952. This York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News video captures that moment. Also of interest: Crowd to Truman on second … Continue reading

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