Monthly Archives: March 2013

Easter forgiveness, reconciliation and Amish grace

In these days of the ridiculous “Amish Mafia” reality show, the grace of the Amish should be placed more squarely under a strong spotlight – a spotlight appropriate for Easter Day

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Betty Marshall, York mayor and citizen, zigged in a community that zagged

Pioneer and groundbreaker Elizabeth Marshall, York, Pa.’s, first elected female mayor, died this week. That’s “first elected” chief exec. Jesse M. Gross was appointed to fill out John L. Snyder’s mayorship several years before. Also of interest: Jane Alexander, Bev … Continue reading

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In search of Potato Town, York County, Pa.

Potato Town, York County, Pa.? This structure, an old school house, was all that was left of the gathering of about a half dozen houses in North Codorus Township when Armand Glatfelter was writing his histories of that township.

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York’s First Friday art exhibit ‘Bringing the River to the City’ – Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 3/28/13

York, Pa.’s, First Friday visitors will have an opportunity to see a special art exhibit featuring Visions of the Susquehanna art. This art, as the name suggests, provides scenes along the Susquehanna River. The art was captivating when exhibited at York College of Pennsylvania several years ago, and some of the pieces are part of the permanent collection of the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area.

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Hex Murder witchcraft trials … ‘and they happened in York County’: Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 3/27/13

It will be an interesting night in Glen Rock, Pa., when J. Ross McGinnis takes the podium in April to talk about the Hex Murder of 1928. McGinnis is an attorney with a gift for spinning a tale – only a true, terrible tale in this case. He will tell how three young assailants attacked suspected witch Nelson Rehmeyer to break a spell in a remote hollow not far from Glen Rock, Pennsylvania.

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Can you ID the two girls dwarfed by the piled snow? Linked in to York County history, 3/26/13

Auntie Anne/Central Market’s birthday/Famed Civil War latrine These unidentified girls probably never forgot this moment when the plowed and shoveled snow in York was almost twice their height in place. The location of this photograph, from York City’s 225th anniversary … Continue reading

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Then & Now: The Loganville house where Arthur Glatfelter Sr. worked

The Loganville, Pa., house where Arthur Glatfelter Sr. – father of the late philanthropist Art Glatfelter, worked

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Signed, ‘Anne B. Tempera (but an Anstine at heart and DNA)’: Linked in to York County history, 3/24/13

Yorktownsquare covers the widespread Anstine family, the county’s most famous ficus tree, more Gettysburg150 and the popular hobby of raising racing pigeons.

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From petroglyphs to bald eagles, Dan Meckley covers ‘Incomparable York County’

York, Pa.’s, Daniel G. Meckley III has compiled several volumes of family histories combined with York County histories. The 90-year-old former CEO has published another volume in that series, ‘York, The Comparable York County, PA,’ and it covers an array of county topics.

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Wanted around York County! A few good ghost signs: Linked in to York County history, 3/22/13

Heather Klinefelter submitted this rather strange ‘Follow this Finger’ signs to ydr.com’s Your Photos gallery. ‘This is one of my favorite ghost signs, I drive or walk past it at least once a day and have for the last 10 … Continue reading

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