Monthly Archives: May 2012

Can anyone locate Rebecca at the Well? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 31, 2012

Other stuff below: Electric Map revisited/Street Rods/Historic York awards This is the old fountain in Penn Park, gone for years and reportedly in storage, according to June Lloyd’s recent York Sunday News column: The lost fountain of York’s youth. Here … Continue reading

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When you read about the Shady Dell, you learn about late-20th century York County

The Soul Clinic, a York band that scored a regional hit in the 1960s, is the topic of Shady Dell Music & Memories blog series under way. Tom Anderson, aka, the Shady Del Knight gained an interview with members of … Continue reading

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Yingling farmhouse restoration near Gettysburg brings forth artifacts

The West Manchester Township and Greater Dover historical groups recently visited the Yingling Farmhouse in Gettysburg. This is one of the items found within the 1860 farmhouse now being restored. Also of interest, another mysterious artifact: Torpedo, bomb loader, made … Continue reading

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We must have long memories of wars that shaped America – and York County

Franklin Ginter was a soldier’s soldier. He was an early responder from York in the Civil War, serving with a unit, the York Rifles, that guarded bridges in northern Maryland against sabateurs. He was the last of that unit to … Continue reading

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Unveiling hidden art around York, Pa. – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 27, 2012

I’ve been covering the arts in York for about five years. I’ve attended many events, gallery openings and concerts. During my time here, I also learned about its history and found some hidden gems. So, when I decided to cover this Downtown Inc-led tour, I doubted I would learn much. I was wrong.

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On the beach: Bike shows the reach of York-made products – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 26, 2012

Good stuff, below: Haar’s drive-in/Blue Star museums/Continental Square This Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle was made in York. It’s the famous one that has been in the news since it was washed away from last year’s tsunami in Japan and ended up … Continue reading

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Small Old East York school spawns big memories: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 25, 2012

Mention the Hiestand Elementary School in Springettsbury Township’s Old East York neighborhood, and you’ll get a flood of memories from many people. ‘It surprises me how the school ignites a passionate memory in people,’ former student Pam Lee said. ‘I … Continue reading

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Check out these famous faces of York County, Pa.

Ken Ludwig is a writer of Broadway plays. But he has not forgotten York County, as his appearance at York Little Theatre earlier this year indicates. ‘It’s such an artistic area,’ he said during a recent phone interview from his … Continue reading

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National House hosts Charles Dickens, Van Buren and Holy Hound – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 23, 2012

The National House, aka the old National Hotel, has seen many businesses and visitors – author Charles Dickens and U.S. President Martin Van Buren – over the years. Now,¬† a new business is planned. Scott Eden, pictured here, will open¬† … Continue reading

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Meet the Stricklers – and the Rubys … Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 22, 2012

More neat stuff below: Helf carpet family/Milky Way Railroad/Hancock String Band Morgan Brenner’s upcoming talk at the Lower Windsor Historical Society is officially titled “Our Strickler Heritage.” But York countian Betsy Shaw, who flagged yorktownsquare.com about the talk, writes that … Continue reading

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