Monthly Archives: December 2010

The New Year’s white rose, closer than you’ll ever see it: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Dec. 31, 2010

This is a rare closeup of York, Pa.’s, white rose being prepared for its drop at the New Year’s finale tonight on Continental Square. The drop will return to the square this year, after a several-year hiatus to Sovereign Bank … Continue reading

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Old York Flour Mill grinds away: ‘In the end, we’re all just millers’

The old York Flour Mill, now operated by Conagra, operates quietly near the Codorus Creek, north of York, Pa., as it has done for decades. Pictured here is a bunch of screwballs, used as part of the milling filtering process. … Continue reading

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Can anyone explain the turkey in the card?: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Dec. 29, 2010

York countian Jo Ott picked up two post cards at an auction in the past year or so. ‘I’ve never seen anything like these two and cannot understand the reason for the animals on the cards,’ she wrote. ‘Each one … Continue reading

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York County, Pa., by the U.S. Census numbers, Part II

The Mount Rose exit of Interstate 83 has been jammed with an ever-growing number of motorists since the interstate opened in the late 1950s. It has been designed, redesigned again and again to keep up with the growing number of … Continue reading

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Roll out the barrels: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Dec. 27, 2010

York countian Dianne Bowders captured the sloping inside of the Conestoga Wagon on display at the York County Heritage Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum. The inside of those giant wagons were sloped to keep barrels inside from rolling and shifting. … Continue reading

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Population tops 400,000: York County, Pa., by the U.S. Census numbers, Part I

Contractors work to build housing in the Buttonwood development in eastern York County, Pa.’s, Hallam in 2004. Such new housing has slowed down with the Great Recession of the past few years. But York County’s population continues to grow. Also … Continue reading

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Moravian Christmases past, present and to come: Beautiful First Moravian Church in York, Part 12

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

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Sad farewell to those serving in the Great War: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Dec. 24, 2010

Too few reminders to those who served in World War I stand around York County, Pa. The monument in Jefferson’s square is one. Here’s another, a colorized mural at Metro Bank’s Windsor Commons office in Red Lion. It’s caption: “Families … Continue reading

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Lewisberry, the Quaker town that the Lewises (who else?) built: The boroughs of York County series, No. 3

This pen and ink copy of older portraits show Major Eli and Mrs. Lewis, who directed that the village of Lewisberry in northern York County, Pa., be laid out in the late 1700s. The village became a borough, one of … Continue reading

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Part III: The world’s loudest music without amplification from a non-musical instrument

This explanation about factory whistles appears in York County, Pa.’s, Dan Meckley’s booklet “Moon Centennial.” This is the same whistle with the sliding valve that blasts out Christmas carols at midnight on Christmas Day in York, Pa. A similar whistle … Continue reading

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