Monthly Archives: September 2011

In time of war in New York, N.Y., to York, Pa., the Salvation Army stands on the front lines

  This drawing from a York, Pa., USO brochure provided instructions to World War II servicemen stopping over in York. As I wrote in “In the Thick of the Fight:” “Victory House listed in this information was the Colonial Courthouse … Continue reading

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Part III: Scholarly York County history journal feeds your sense of discovery

A York Charrette button is prominently displayed in the center sheet of this three-panel portable mural: ‘Civil Rights Heroes – Barrier Breakers.’ Bret Greiman, instructor at the Art Institute of York, created the mural in 2005 to depict men and … Continue reading

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High climbing in Jefferson: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Sept. 28, 2011

A rider prepares to ascend the hill that gives the Jefferson Hillclimb its name. The event is longtime part of York County, Pa.’s culture, which is particularly in love with all things two and four wheels. Witness this week’s Bike … Continue reading

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Neat antiques up for sale in recent York County-area auctions

      Paul and Dorothy Ettline’s home and store in Springettsbury Township were up for auction last weekend. The Ettline estate was one of several high-profile, York County-area sales advertised recently. Also of interest: American Picker goes antiquing in … Continue reading

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9 recent books demonstrate York County has much history to explore, and researchers are digging into it

Lewis Lavetan is seen with his sisters Minnie and Sarah in 1953. Lewis was first board president of the York, Pa., Jewish Community Center, serving from 1925-1929 and again from 1949-1956 and his descendants remain active in the JCC. The … Continue reading

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Part II: Scholarly York County history journal feeds your sense of discovery

The York County Heritage Trust’s 2011 scholarly journal cover features York County carpenter/artist Lewis Miller’s drawing of the 87th Pennsylvania drilling in York in September 1861. Civil War historian Scott Mingus wrote a piece in the recently published journal explaining … Continue reading

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Pfaltzgraff afficionados grab up legacy pottery pieces, fund archives

Thousands of Pfaltzgraff pieces went on sale Thursday,  Sept. 24,  at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum in York. Droves of shoppers sorted through 13,000 pieces of various Pfaltzgraff collections at the York County Heritage Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum. The … Continue reading

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New York County history journal is scholarly but feeds your sense of discovery

Some members of the Seventh Day Baptist settlement from mid-1700s were absorbed into the Bermudian Church of the Brethren in Washington Township. An interesting contemporary tidbit about the church is that worship begins at 8 a.m. on Sunday. That’s early … Continue reading

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Ever wonder why this building is there? Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Sept. 20, 2011

Recognize this building front? If so, what was the building used for? Hint: It’s along North George Street, north of York City. (See answer below.) Also of interest:   All posts of York County landmarks from the start and  and  Does … Continue reading

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Asked and answered. Tough questions for York countians about John Brown’s Harpers Ferry Raid

      Osborne Perry Anderson, one of John Brown’s raiders on Harper’s Ferry in 1859, sought and found refuge in York after the failed attempt at starting a slave uprising. He later made his way to freedom in Canada. … Continue reading

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