Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bury’s burgers: A significant piece of York Countyana

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News.   This York Daily Record Facebook post drew all kinds of comments, like and shares from readers. Feel free to join in by clicking on the links. Also of interest: Bury’s burgers: ‘You won’t … Continue reading

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Angel tree rises at York County’s Pleasant Acres. That works.

An angel tree at Pleasant Acres. That’s about right. A white pine chainsawed into an angel now greets you at the entrance of Pleasant Acres Nursing Home in Springettsbury Township. This is another example of chainsaw art that is going up all over York County.

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Old Eastern Market: Obscured by New Eastern Market + garage + time

The old Eastern Market, then and now. Before there was the New Eastern Market in Springettsbury Township, there was the old Eastern Market on East Market Street in York, Pa.

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When Avalong’s putt-putt golf drew people to Springettsbury Township corner

Linked in/Neat stuff: Morris Pharmacy & the Yosts/One-roomer in Glen Rock Now that Memorial Day has passed, your mind goes to past days of summer recreation. Here, Cliff Satterthwaite captures the long-gone miniature golf course near Avalong Restaurant. This was … Continue reading

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Starbucks will observe its 20th anniversary in York County next year. Time really passes fast.

At York Town Square, we like serendipity. When we ran across this aerial photo of the Starbucks roasting plant in Manchester Township, we knew it would perk interest.

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Fit for Norman Rockwell: 8 Memorial Day scenes from around York County, Pa.

This scene from Goldsboro’s square accomplishes a couple of things this Memorial Day. It’s one of the scores of memorials highlighted in this map of York County veterans memorials. And it shows one of two islands in the squares of York County towns. Traffic circulates around this memorial and the grassy square in Jefferson. (Abbottstown and New Oxford, with their traffic circles, are in Adams County.)

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Recall that old brownstone trolley car bridge near Green Valley Pool in Shiloh?

Pools are open everywhere around York County. Such as in this 1965 Cliff Satterthwaite pencil-on-paper drawing of the Boys Club Pool in York City. He noted this was ‘plein air,’ as are many of his paintings. He was seen around York in the 1960 and 1970s painting ‘in the open air.’

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Big and small cigarmakers packed tiny Windsor – The boroughs of York County series, No. 15

Workers at Windsor borough’s Herbert Smith Cigar Co. are using cigar rolling machines in this 1951 photograph. Not so many years before, the many factories in Windsor and elsewhere in York County, Pa., rolled by hand. Windsor borough, formerly Windsorville, … Continue reading

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Picturing History: Do you use this east/west shortcut to cross York, Pa.?

This description came with this week’s ‘Picturing History,’ a then-and-now series that provides a neat slider that allows you to see the photo, well, before and after. The intersection of North George Street and Parkway Boulevard in York is shown in this photo from Sept. 13, 1914. The back of the photo reads, ‘Old house of Benjamin Myers who was married to a “Smyser” No Geo St at P.H. Cemetery.’ That’s then. Now, this is where Parkway dumps traffic into George.

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Did you know this? Six discoveries about York County, Pa.

W.S. Nye’s and John G. Redman’s ‘Farthest East’ carried this bird’s eye view of Wrightsville, perhaps from the perspective of Chickies Rock on the Lancaster County side. One hundred years before this image was made, two Hellam/Windsor township families were engaged in a property dispute that involved a Susquehanna River ferry and and fishery, among other things. This case, involving Hellam Township land, reached the U.S. Supreme Court: Ewing v. Houston. This little-known case is ripe for further study

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