Monthly Archives: February 2011

Window honors Mary M. Weigle: Beautiful First Moravian Church in York, Pa., Part 14

This stained glass window at York, Pa.’s, First Moravian Church, one of 31 designed by noted York County artist J. Horace Rudy, is located on the south wall of the church’s sanctuary.This is another in a series on those windows. … Continue reading

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Rex/Laurel, one of four York, Pa., operating fire stations, built a dozen years after Civil War

The Rex/Laurel Fire Station stands tall against the York, Pa., sky in this photograph from “York City Fire Department, York, Pennsylvania.” The 1976 book is the most complete published compilation of York fire department histories that is available. (See two … Continue reading

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York County’s black cemeteries: ‘Before desegregation, even the dead were segregated in many places’

Ester Jefferson is seen in Mount Olive Cemetery in Lower Chanceford Township in this York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photo taken about five years ago. For years, Jefferson and her brother, Warner Batty, have taken care of the cemetery. Family … Continue reading

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Walking in the footsteps with heroes: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Feb. 25, 2011

This York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News video show several scenes from the annual Black History Fair at Crispus Attucks: ‘Walking in the Footsteps of Heroes.’ A quiz game was one of the activities. Here’s one question: “Due to the lack … Continue reading

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Add Penn State researcher Herschel Leibowitz to long list of York countians who excelled in research

Dr. Herschel Leibowitz, who grew up in York, died recently. Here, a graduate student and Leibowitz (right) test a laser system Leibowitz developed to measure a person’s dark focus, the point at which an eye focuses at night. Also of … Continue reading

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A journey through Lebanon Cemetery, North York, Pa.’s African-American burial site

This memorial at Lebanon Cemetery in North York honors the many military veterans buried there. On the hillside behind the monument, American flags mark the resting spots of many of the vets. Also of interest: All black history posts from … Continue reading

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The Pennsylvania State House that is no more: Linked in with neat history stuff – Feb. 22, 2011

The Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg is seen, circa 1890, in this Metro Bank painting. The building was built in 1822 and destroyed by fire in 1897. It was replaced by the current building about eight years later. This mural, … Continue reading

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Web, mobile, tablet technology causes revisions in York, Pa., news media history

This is an early version of ydr.com, the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News website, launched 15 years ago in the blizzard of 1996. It was one of York County’s earliest public websites. The news organization operates or contributes to numerous … Continue reading

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275th anniversary celebration of York, Pa.’s founding isn’t a sexy number but may be effective

In 2006, artist Ophelia Chambliss paints a parking meter on York, Pa.’s, Beaver Street. The project, which has been ongoing, is designed to define York’s budding arts district. Other pieces of public artwork have since been added playing on the … Continue reading

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Facebook conversation about York, Pa.’s, downtown arises from York Town Square blog post

The York Water Company’s beautiful main office on East Market Street catches the eyes of motorists and pedestrians, and that’s even before one walks in to see the ornate painted ceiling. Also of interest: York’s Reservoir Hill drips with things … Continue reading

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