Monthly Archives: December 2011

Torch passed to new owner of former Stanley Mailman house: Linked in with neat history stuff, Dec. 31, 2011

The former Wyndham Hills home of the late Stanley Mailman of Mailman’s Department Store was purchased recently. The fact that the home has new owners caused much discussion around York. The home is a Spring Garden Township landmark, and the … Continue reading

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Part III: Transportation-oriented Emigsville a walkable York-area community with lots of community

The Emigsville Band spreads Christmas cheer around the Manchester Township village of  Emigsville. Its house-to-house performance is an annual rite of the holiday season. (See additional York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photo below.)  Also of interest: Part I:  Transportation-oriented Emigsville … Continue reading

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Landmark windmill at Eisenhower Farm enters spin zone: Linked in with neat history stuff, Dec. 29, 2011

  A storm damaged the landmark windmill at the Eisenhower National Historic Site near Gettysburg. So the Gettysburg Foundation funded a new windmill, shown in this Hanover Evening Sun photograph. (See additional photo below.) ‘It’s an iconic landmark and reminiscent … Continue reading

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Part II: Seven Gates of Hell: A history mystery of mythical proportions

This map, from Wikipedia, shows a highlighted Hellam Township. The township, one of York County’s oldest is the purported home to the mythical Seven Gates of Hell. The township’s website even carries an explanation for his place that has fascinated … Continue reading

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Family member would like Boring Furniture Co. of North York, Pa., to be remembered

Employees and owners of the Boring Furniture Co., Laurel and Court streets, North York, pose for he photographer. The table-maker has long been out of business but a family member is hoping that its work is long remembered. Also of … Continue reading

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They still dress like this in York County, Pa.: Linked in with neat history stuff, Dec. 26, 2011

Yes, people still dress like this around York County, Pa. The Glen Rock Carolers have been singing on Christmas morn for some 150 years. This year, the annual rite of Christmas had an added attraction. Glen Rock native Lt. Ben … Continue reading

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10 more questions to test your York smarts, 2011 edition

This journalist got his start for the The Gazette and Daily (which he’s holding) under 0wner J.W. Gitt when no other daily newspaper would hire him. He went on to international fame, and a foundation today carries his name with … Continue reading

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New York Wire factory whistle, shift workers and children: Does the noise disturb them?

Workers get ready for the New York Factory Whistle Concert rehearsal in preparation for tonight’s concert. At the same time as this unusual concert, but about 15 miles away, the Glen Rock Carol Singers will exercise their vocal chords all … Continue reading

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10 questions to test your York, Pa., smarts, 2011 edition

A crane lifts York, Pa.’s, 2007 Christmas tree from a trailer and temporarily plants it in Continental Square. Citizens Bank, formerly First National Bank among other predecessors, sits in the background. The bank is closing that office in February. Also of … Continue reading

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Latinos keep York above 40,000 population threshold: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Dec. 22, 2011

William Arais kneels during Rosary prayer in an Our Lady of Guadalupe event at  St. Mary’s Roman Church in York earlier this month. Latinos in church and around the city are more visible than a decade ago. In the past … Continue reading

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