Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pierceville, York County, Pa. Where is that?

The Mummert farm rests along Fair School Road in the Pierceville Run District in southwestern York County. A caption with this photograph, from the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News, states: ‘The buildings, fields, tree lines and wood lots tell the … Continue reading

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Check out these iconic YDR photos fit for Facebook timeline: Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 30, 2012

Tractor’s square dance, yes square dance, at a recent Pennsylvania Farm Show. This photo, one of several available by the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News, is available for posting on Facebook’s new timeline feature. If you’re not a fan of … Continue reading

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Part II: Brook Leaf Love Nest tree house known as Hellam honeymoon spot

This is an unusual view of the Brook Leaf Love Nest, courtesy of York resident Dick Wilson. The honeymoon site, shown here in 1945, was constructed on the Howard Emig Farm in Hellam Township along Kreutz Creek. Two boys mugging … Continue reading

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York County towns loaded with colorful art treasures: Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 28, 2012

York County, Pa., residents enjoy works of art in virtually every town. They are on display in accessible public view. The artwork – stained-glass windows – are mountedin the churches that make Church Street such a common name in the … Continue reading

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Black Widow shoots old Alcazar Ballroom into the news: Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 27, 2012

A packed crowd at Cobblestone’s watched Pro billiards player Jeanette Lee’s game as part of the American Poolplayers Association’s Black Widow Tour. The evening was hardly historical, but it gives us a chance to spotlight the interior of the old … Continue reading

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A hot York County news cycle that will live long in memory

Patrick Dahlheimer, Chad Gracey, and Chad Taylor, right, members of the band Live, are seen with York City Councilman Michael Helfrich in the former Maple Press/Bi-Comp building in York this week. The trio, performing as Gracious Few, purchased the old … Continue reading

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Congressional Aisle Hogs and the mysteries of the purloined pens

This screen photograph shows President Obama greeting U.S. Rep. Todd Platts before last night’s State of the Union Address. That was Platts’ last address as a congressman. Depending how he performs at the polls in November, this could be Obama’s … Continue reading

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Apple Queen gave Joe Paterno a health to you wish: Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 24, 2012

York countians have many memories of Joe Paterno, whose legacy is being remembered this week. Here, Joyce McWilliams, reigning Pennsylvania Apple Queen  sent off  Joe Paterno and his Nittany Lions from Harrisburg International Airport in December 1972 with a ‘health … Continue reading

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10 top links to coverage of the life, death and legacy of Joe Paterno

This is the front page from the York Daily Record/Sunday News today, leading in to comprehensive coverage of Joe Paterno’s death.  The coverage also included many stories and photos on ydr.com and social media. Here’s one example from Twitter, Daily … Continue reading

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Rare York, Pa., map provides a snapshot of downtown life 80 years ago

This is an rare map of York, Pa.’s  Continental Square in 1933, as drawn up by the engineering firm of C.S. Davidson. The firm operates today in York County. The map shows the many businesses operating in York’s core even … Continue reading

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