Monthly Archives: September 2010

Part II: How one spot in York County, Pa., tells much about what is going on around there

A man drives a Harley-Davidson attached to a York Sanitary Milk Co. Purity Ice Cream cart in this York County (Pa.) Heritage Trust photograph. Home milk delivery started in 1942, tapered off in the 60s and ended in the 1990s, … Continue reading

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Milkmen’s holiday: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Sept. 29, 2010

York County, Pa.’s,. Gary Heiland submitted this photo of Green’s Dairy deliverymen in their Sunday best, posing for the camera in 1937. He noted that the photo was taken inside the second floor drivers ready room at 201 N. Highland … Continue reading

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Date nights in Rehmeyer’s Hollow and other stories about York County’s Hex Murder

Hametown in Shrewsbury Township, Pa., was the closest hamlet to Rehmeyer’s Hollow, where York County’s infamous Hex Murder took place in 1929. The trio of assailants passed through the village to and from their attack on Nelson Rehmeyer. The three … Continue reading

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York County mystery building: Linked in with history stuff – Sept. 27, 2010

The historical society in Stewartstown received this photograph as a donation, according to Doug Winemiller, a leader of that group. The building was believed to be in Stewartstown because the small sign advertises ice cream made by George Trout, Stewartstown. … Continue reading

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Honoring two of York County, Pa.’s most accomplished citizens

This drawing by York County, Pa., artist/historian Jim Rudisill, appears on the back cover of a recently published York County Heritage Trust scholarly journal. The York steeples featured, from left, St. John’s Episcopal Church, the German Reformed Church, Christ Lutheran … Continue reading

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Researcher of Hex Murder victim: ‘Why such things must happen to good people is the real horror’

The house where powwow practitioner Nelson Rehmeyer was killed in Rehmeyer’s Hollow in southern York County, Pa. A group of Rehmeyer relatives and a researcher recently visited the site, scene of the Hex murder case in 1928-1929, Also of interest: … Continue reading

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The Little Green Church: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Sept. 24, 2010

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 415 N. West St., York, began as a Sunday school in 1912. It will serve as rest station for ‘This Ol’ House,’ the Avenues Tour of Homes, 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. Twelve houses … Continue reading

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Page 22 missing from York, Pa., school book? Turn to Page 11 two times, teacher tells Voni B. Grimes

Voni B. Grimes joins other Penn State York administrators instrumental in growing the campus in the 1970s and 1980s. Pictured, from left, John Marshall, director of continuing education; John J. Romano, CEO, Penn State York; Ed Elias, Romano’s predecessor as … Continue reading

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Loretta Claiborne medalist in portrait: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Sept. 22, 2010

Special Olympics gold medalist and York resident Loretta Claiborne spoke at a ceremony celebrating the arrival of a portrait featuring her friend and Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver at Pennsylvania’s Capitol. It’s a reproduction of one from the National … Continue reading

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The milkman from Stewartstown muses about delivering standing up: ‘I don’t know how I drove’

York County, Pa.’s, Palmer Thompson reflects on his day as a milkman, in this York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News video. It’s part of a “Remember” oral history series. Background posts: Baltimore screamed for York County ice cream and Pinch Gut … Continue reading

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