Monthly Archives: November 2010

Rare sheet music for ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ owned by York, Pa.’s Barnitz family, to go to auction

This piece of sheet music bearing the words and music of “The Star Spangled Banner” will be auctioned on Dec. 3. In the 1800s, it was owned by Mary Barnitz of York County, Pa. Also of interest: Northwestern York County … Continue reading

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P.H. Glatfelter I to George Glatfelter II: 5 generations of Spring Grove papermakers

The Spring Grove, Pa., Glatfelter paper plant is shown in this drawing. The company, soon to celebrate its 150th anniversary, has grown from one plant in York County to an international papermaker. CEO George Glatfelter, descendant of the company’s founder … Continue reading

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Window in memorial to the Rev. Christian A. Weber: Beautiful First Moravian Church in York, Part 11

This 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 window posts … Continue reading

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Remember the turtle fountain? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Nov. 27, 2010

William Baker and Salome Baker Stauffer honored their father John E. Baker by supplying the funds in 1955 to establish a children’s wing of the Martin Memorial Library. The 50- by 60-foot addition featured a large picture window beyond an … Continue reading

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Part III: York, Pa.’s, Martin Library observing 75 years in the reading business

John E. Baker, J.E. Baker of York County, Pa., quarrying fame, was an early supporter of Martin Memorial Library. The library, now Martin Library, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Also of interest: Part I: York, Pa.’s, Martin Library … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day thoughts: Sermon in 1846 from son of York County resonates today

Dr. Charles H. Glatfelter addresses members of the extended Glatfelter family at the York County, Pa., Heritage Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum. The seeds for the sprawling Casper Glattfelter family in America were planted in York County. Charles Glatfelter, a … Continue reading

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For boys and girls. Extra!: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Nov. 24, 2010

A feature of the popular Boys and Girls Newspaper published for years in York, Pa.’s, The Gazette and Daily was a listing of birthdays, as seen in this newspaper from 1941. Charles H. Glatfelter wrote that his late wife’s mother … Continue reading

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York County, Pa., boroughs offer tasty slice of small-town life

York County’s boroughs contain many beautiful settings, sometimes hidden from the sight of motorists. Here, in this York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News file photo from 2004, the John Stevens Gallery on Main Street in Shrewsbury opens onto a back yard … Continue reading

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Smarty Jones ‘Bigger than a giraffe': Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Nov. 22, 2010

This York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photos shows York County’s newest celebrity, thoroughbred Smarty Jones of Preakness and Kentucky Derby fame. The story Smarty Jones’ star power draws a crowd in York County gives this insight from a child about … Continue reading

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The terrible Civil War spawned lasting York, Pa., community contributions

Mural artist Don Gray works paints the Children Home of York panel on the then-Health Center building on South George Street. This is one of 18 large-scale murals of York. He’s working on Children’s Home founder Samuel Small. Notice the … Continue reading

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