Monthly Archives: August 2011

Those were the days in York County, Pa. Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Aug. 31, 2011

Before trucks and supermarkets, meat and produce was delivered door-to-door via wagon. Glen Rock’s Henry Seitz’s wagon is shown here. That’s Henry, center, near the wall. Sherman Seitz is at right and Oscar L. Seitz is left. Every town around … Continue reading

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From dunce caps to diplomas: York County, Pa., exhibit curators ‘get to have fun with history’

Look closely and you’ll see a one-room school shape within this house. That’s Ebaugh’s school in southeastern York County. The shape might be there, but the school-turned-house has some features not enjoyed by school students:  electricity, phones and a bathroom. … Continue reading

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Working on water: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Aug. 29, 2011

Anglers work the water near the outtake of the York Haven hydropower plant at York Haven, Pa., recently. This photograph of this popular fishing spot was taken from the boat launch in the delta where the Conewago Creek flows into … Continue reading

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Think Irene is windy? Hurricane Hazel in 1954 moved up the coast ‘like a freight train’

The Gazette and Daily staff works by candlelight at the newspaper’s 31 W. King St. office in 1954. Hurricane Hazel caused the power outage. The staff has battled other such adversity since. Other bad weather posts here. Some people today, … Continue reading

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Part II: Rocks in the Glen turns into town where things happen

This rendering prototypes a plaque that is will be installed at the Geiple Building in Glen Rock, Pa., at 2 p.m., Sept. 18. That building stands where the Cold Spring Hotel stood in the heyday of railroading. The hotel served the … Continue reading

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What’s the value of this York, Pa.,-made Weaver Piano?

This York, Pa., made Weaver piano is possibly for sale, and its owner is looking for information about it. Interesting, this Weaver Organ & Piano product was made in the Great Depression, when demand for such musical instruments was not … Continue reading

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Anyone know why this Glen Rock church lacks a steeple? Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Aug. 25, 2011

  Some people view Glen Rock as a York County, Pa., town with English roots. The top hats and capes of the Glen Rock Carolers might suggest that. Actually, Germans founded the borough, as the town’s three major churches – … Continue reading

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Tough questions for York countians about John Brown’s Harpers Ferry Raid

This pike, in the collection of the York County, Pa., Heritage Trust, is credited as coming from John Brown’s Raid. History professor John Quist said abolitionist John Brown armed his band in their raid on Harper’s Ferry with pikes, believing … Continue reading

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A different view of the Codorus Valley: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Aug. 23, 2011

  Many people have seen the Kreutz Creek/Codorus/Conewago Creek valley from Reservoir or Webb’s Hill south of York or from the area around the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant on Mount Rose Avenue. Here’s a lesser know view from the Dover hills, … Continue reading

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Jonathan Jessop propagated York Imperial Apple. But he made this prize tall case clock, too.

This clock, made by York, Pa., clockmaker/orchardist Jonathan Jessop, made circa 1800 is up for auction at Olde Tyme Auctions in Abbottstown, Adams County, in October. Most of  us have specialized interests today, but 200 years ago people seemingly operated … Continue reading

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