Monthly Archives: August 2010

Working York County printing press, which rolled in a basement for years, looking for a taker

This press worked for years in a Jackson Township, York County, Pa., home. And it still works. And it’s available for free to someone who will give it a good home. (See additional photo below.) Also of interest: A historic … Continue reading

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1921 York High Yearbook: ‘I thought someone would find it interesting’

This image of York (Pa.) High School appeared in the 1921 school yearbook “Orange and Blue.” A half dozen years later, William Penn Senior High School was built nearby and this building became Hannah Penn Junior High School. Hannah Penn … Continue reading

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Mystery photo – Where is this student sitting? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Aug. 29, 2010

A girl diligently studies below the gaze of a master. So, here’s a question for you students of York County, Pa., sites and scenes. Can you locate this painting? Answer below. Also of interest: Hellfire, of a different sort and … Continue reading

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Mount Wolf’s war memorial located. But where is Elmwood’s roll of honor?

This interesting sign shows the World War II honor roll in Mount Wolf, missing for some time but now on display at the borough’s VFW. Charles Stambaugh, who e-mailed this photograph, pointed out that darker, larger writing can be seen … Continue reading

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The view from Chickies Rock: Little Pittsburgh on the banks of the Susquehanna River?

This view to the north from Chickies Rock toward Marietta on the Lancaster County side of the Susquehanna shows iron furnaces in the distance and other late 19th-century industrial buildings. The waterway is the former mainline canal, with the Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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For decades, York countians have worked to harness windpower

This Lancaster County (Pa.) Solid Waste Management Authority story shows two superimposed wind turbines at Turkey Point, as viewed from York County. Specifically, this scene comes from the Long Level area on the Susquehanna River’s west bank – the Long … Continue reading

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York, Pa., town character Squire Braxton’s shack: Home to mongrel dogs, a long-barreled gun

E.A. Greiman illustrates York, Pa., Squire Braxton’s residence in Penn Park, top, and the town character at work, bottom. Also of interest: York City Police Blue Coats played baseball at Penn Park’s stadium to raise funds for uniforms and A … Continue reading

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York Gospel Center paved way for megachurch LCBC, other big York County suburban churches

This undated poster tells about activities at Penn Grove Campground in Heidelberg Township. That camp meeting moved from a site between Mount Wolf and Emigsville in the late 1880s, and continues to operated as a day camp today. Thousands of … Continue reading

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Funeral home/museum attracts hundreds to Mount Wolf centennial

This undated photo of Civil War vets from the Mount Wolf and Manchester area is on display at a temporary museum in Mount Wolf. The days and hours for the museum, put together to celebrate Mount Wolf’s 100th birthday, have … Continue reading

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How professional baseball came back to York, Pa. after leaving the field in 1969

A rainbow spreads above York, Pa.’s, Sovereign Bank Stadium during the introduction of the 2010 York Revolution team in April 2010. Perhaps it’s a indication that pro baseball will never again leave York County. Also of interest: Grass vs. artificial: … Continue reading

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