Monthly Archives: July 2010

Precarious perch above York, Pa.: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – July 31, 2010

More than two decades ago, York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Bil Bowden captured this scene when the old power plant smokestack on East Philadelphia Street in York was being refitted into a communications tower. The worker seems unconcerned about … Continue reading

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Memories mounting about York-area teen hangout Shady Dell, Part II

This rare photograph shows teens dancing at the Shady Dell in the early 1960s. The photo comes from the two-year-old website: Shady Dell Music & Memories. (See another dance photo below, plus a current shot of the Dell undergoing renovation.) … Continue reading

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Memories mounting about old York-area teen hangout Shady Dell, Part I

This photo is featured on the website “Shady Dell Music & Memories” operated by Shady Dell Knight Tom Anderson. The site is celebrating its second anniversary this month. The privately owned property that formerly housed the southside teen hangout is … Continue reading

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Window transom honors Charles Fishel: Beautiful First Moravian Church in York, Part 8

This window transom stained glass window at York, Pa.’s, First Moravian Church is one of 31 designed by noted York County artist J. Horace Rudy. This is another in a series on those windows. Also of interest: All Rudy stained-glass … Continue reading

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It’s a long shot, but plan calls for just York County, Pa., and maybe 72 villages

Lewisberry United Methodist Church, in the northern York County borough of the same name, celebrated its 225th anniversary in 2006. Here, Circuit Rider Freeborn Garrettson, right, played by reenactor Milton Loyer lays a hand on Matthew Brenneman, while he shares … Continue reading

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Mose’s Gulf Service in West York: ‘They will still wash your windows, pump your gas and check the oil in your car’

Mose’s Gulf Service Station in West Manchester Township, seen in this 2004 York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News photo, recently celebrated its 50 anniversary. Mose’s is a rarity in the York area, an independently owned full service gas station. (See additional … Continue reading

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Emigsville, Pa., American Acme documents found in St. Louis, Mo.

The 19th-century homestead of John Emig of York County’s Emigsville fame is shown in this drawing. The Emig name was attached to Acme Wagon Works, predecessor of American Acme Company, for decades. Also of interest: 50-year Emigsville construction company’s closure: … Continue reading

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Worst, bad fire: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – July 24, 2010

Mel Miller, a student of York County history, believes this photograph from Earl Shaffer’s glass plate negative collection shows the York Carriage Works fire in 1904. “The street on the right would be West North Street. I think the bridge … Continue reading

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‘250th Chronicles,’ long-forgotten York County history book set, discovered and offered for sale

This D. Small and W. Wagner map of York County in 1821 is featured on a folder for a CD that is found in 250th Chronicles, a three-book and CD set published by the county’s 250th Anniversary Commission in 1999. … Continue reading

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Opposing forces charge and countercharge over fate of old Gettysburg Cyclorama building

The old Gettysburg Cyclorama building, slated for demolition, has gained new life – possibly. Also of interest: ‘Ruh-row, Raggy': Gettysburg ghost hunters find no trespassing signs and York newspaper about Gettysburg Address: ‘Mr. Lincoln made a joke or two …’ … Continue reading

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