Monthly Archives: January 2011

Check out these facts, photographs about York Water Company’s ornate building

York Water Co. invites folks to walk into their East Market Street building and admire the ceiling. A York, Pa., Sunday News story about the water company and its buildings reported that the paintings pay homage to water as the … Continue reading

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Of York County, Pa., social clubs and virtual communities

York, Pa.’s West Philadelphia Street F.O.E. – Fraternal Order of Eagles – Lodge, seen in this sketch, will be transformed into an art gallery. The building is one of many lodges formerly occupied by fraternal or social organizations in York … Continue reading

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Part III: York County, Pa., resident answers call for photos of Conewago Creek’s Elm Beach

This is Elm Beach on the Conewago Creek in 1925, it’s heyday. It was still reachable by trolley at that point and drew large crowds. Slightly left of center is the large cement platform that formed the beach. This view … Continue reading

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About York, Pa.,’s Gen. Jacob Devers: ‘He would have been thrilled to meet the lt. of the first POW camp he had freed’

This two-panel mural of World War II four-star general and York County, Pa., native Jacob Loucks Devers was painted on the side of the York YMCA. It was the last of the 18 large-scale panels to be painted.

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‘The thrifty and prosperous town’ of Hallam: The boroughs of York County, Pa., series, No. 5

Ken Campbell honors Army Spc. Martin Kondor of Lower Windsor Township, Pa., who died while serving in Iraq in 2004. Kondor’s death prompted renovations to Hallam’s borough’s war memorial in 2008. Also of interest: Hallam’s New Year’s shoe drop: Brings … Continue reading

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What is in a name? For achieving women from York County, Katharine and Elizabeth were tops

Katharine Shorey served as York, Pa.’s, Martin Library’s first library director, organizing and administrator the library for its 1935 opening. Her first name was among the most common for women profiled in the 1984 book “Legacies: Remembrances of York County … Continue reading

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Is that Elvis in the York Fair mural? – Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Jan. 25, 2011

This is another in a series of the colorized murals on the walls of Metro Bank offices in the Central Pennsylvania area. This painting covers a wall on the bank’s York Crossing Office in West Manchester Township, circa 1955. But … Continue reading

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Top 10 most-visited York County, Pa., videos on ydr.com for 2010

York Daily Record/Sunday News photographer captured the scene – both in still photography and on video – at the Giant Food Store in Delco Plaza earlier this month.  Other videos of interest: ‘Remember’ series recalls moon landing and rocket scientist … Continue reading

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Part III: ‘Yesteryears’ chock-full of southern York County, Pa., sites

The Stewartstown (Pa.) Area Historical Society has put forth another book of photos, which includes this scene from a swimming pool that is no longer there. This is Glady’s Pool, owned by Elwood Glatfelter Sr. Miller’s Mobile Home Park and … Continue reading

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John Kuhn: From Dover, Pa., to Green Bay, Wis. – Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Jan. 22, 2011

Dover, Pa.’s, John Kuhn will play for the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Bears Sunday for the NFC championship title. He went from Dover to Shippensburg to the Steelers and now has become a fan favorite in Green Bay. … Continue reading

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