Monthly Archives: April 2011

Local green company made green: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – April 30, 2010

York countian Joe Klein provided this post card (and a counterpart below) that touts an early county recycling business. Standard Rag & Paper collected waste paper, old newspapers and magazine and rags. This green company sought to turn waste products into green.

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York County not known for tornadoes. Then we got two in two weeks in 2011.

That’s the roof of York Textile draped across trees and over wires near the West Manchester Mall in West Manchester Township, Pa., the day after a tornado touched down in that area earlier this month. Meanwhile, Met-Ed workers tend to … Continue reading

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Bury’s Famous Hamburgers are a standard treat at York Little League games

The printing on this photograph shows the consumption of Bury’s Famous Hamburgers at the York Fair circa 1940. Bury’s burger stands remain a staple of the York Fair. And those red-sauced covered burgers are available in another season in York … Continue reading

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York County Council of Churches seeking to regroup in 60th birthday year

Two visitors discuss decorations that caught their eyes at the Festival of Trees, one of the York County (Pa.) Council of Churches annual activities. (See additional York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News photograph below.) Also of interest: People of varying religious … Continue reading

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Coming up on its 250th birthday: York’s Willis House, now for sale, remains a country home

The Willis House, one of York County, Pa.’s oldest buildings, is for sale. The 1762 building is surrounded by the City of York and Prospect Hill Cemetery. (See two additional York Daily Record/Sunday News photographs below.) Also of interest: Bands … Continue reading

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Manchester, Pa.’s Conewago Inn: ‘In fact, it’s a difficult place to beat’

H.A. Stiles tries to woo customers to the Conewago Inn in this undated advertisement. The Inn operates today at the same spot, just north of the Conewago Creek outside Manchester, mostly as a dining venue. (See additional photos below.) Also … Continue reading

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Civil War Easters 1861 & 1865: Hope for the world is constant in past and present wars

Henry E. Niles, newly installed pastor of York, Pa.’s, Presbyterian Church gave community-wide funeral address as part of a nation-wide funeral observance of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. The address was later published and rests in the files of the York … Continue reading

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The Civil War Road Show: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – April 23, 2010

York countian Joe Stein emailed this postcard view of Penn Common, now Penn Park. Notice the undeveloped hills, to the south of York. This view shows the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, a testament to the Civil War contributions by York … Continue reading

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Just good, upstanding West Yorkers: The boroughs of York County series, No. 9

The Keystone Weaving Mills building has been closed since 2006, but its future is housing and commercial offices. Once in place, this part of West York, north of old Lincoln Highway, now Route 462, will again bustle. Also of interest: … Continue reading

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The Delta-Cardiff slate splitters? (It’s not a musical group.) Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – April 21, 2010

The annual Delta-Cardiff Heritage Festival is set for Saturday, April 30. A full slate of events are planned to demonstrate the Welsh mining culture of that area, illustrated here by an artisan splitting slate from a past festival. (See additional … Continue reading

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