Monthly Archives: December 2014

Can the York Factory Whistle and Glen Rock Carolers harmonize their Christmas concerts with the same song?

This York, Pa., Daily Record photo gallery has many compelling pictures of the Glen Rock Carolers in action. But I lingered on this one by the YDR’s Paul Kuehnel. It has all kinds of then-and-now and anachronistic characteristics. Men in … Continue reading

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How to show off your York, Pa., smarts around the holiday table, Part 2

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. York countians taking History Mystery quizzes, such as the one above and those below, really respond to buildings: ‘This Place Matters.’ We’ve established that before. But often trumping buildings in interest are guessing local … Continue reading

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Far from Red Lion, Pa., this Red Lion Inn stands in Stockbridge, Mass., Part 3

The 271 N. Main St. house bears the log walls and stands on the foundation of the tavern that gave Red Lion borough its name. This is not the only structure that sports the Red Lion name. The Red Lion … Continue reading

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Colorful view of a classic little red school house in York County, Pa.

Here’s another wonderful York County, Pa., scene courtesy of Dianne Bowders – the old Raab’s School. It was one of about 300 one-room schools operating in the county before World War II. This classic little red school house gave way to regional elementary schools in the 1950s (see below). As for this photo, a commenter of Dianne Bowders’ Flickr account wrote: ‘Such clean and beautiful colours!!’

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Picturing History: How a Jacobus building changed from selling caskets and everyday furniture to antique accessories

Linked in/Neat stuff: York’s Factory Whistle/Glen Rock’s Carolers Picturing History: Grey Beard’s Antiques in Jacobus, formerly Leader Furniture http://t.co/hZVDj0J6cq — YDR online (@ydrcom) December 27, 2014 ‘Picturing History,’ YDR.com’s before-and-after, then-and-now series took to the road, to Jacobus, Pa. The … Continue reading

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West Manchester Township’s village of Shiloh took its name from a nearby Union church

West Manchester’s Shiloh Evangelical Lutheran Church is portrayed by an unknown artist as it appeared in the early 1900s. The rendering was recently donated to the church as part of an anniversary celebration. Also of interest: Where did the trolley … Continue reading

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Of Christmas, The Christmas Truce of 1914 and great paradoxes

Veterans World War I are part of this honor roll Ebenezer Church on Fishing Creek Road in Lower Windsor Township. The Great War, as World War I was called, saw an event that history remembers. The Christmas Truce of 1914 was a … Continue reading

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6 views of York, Pa.’s, Royal Square, then and now

This shows the facade and showroom for Anderson Motor Co., King and Queen streets in York, Pa. It has since been removed and what remained was known for years as the Bond Sanitary Products building. Today, it’s called The Bond, … Continue reading

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How to show off your York, Pa., smarts around the holiday table

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. So you’re sitting around the table or Christmas tree with loved ones and talk turns to York, Pa. Here is a History Mystery trivia quiz so everyone can show off their York smarts. And … Continue reading

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Mary Berg and her diary made her ‘Anne Frank before Anne Frank’: Now visible to York County and the world

Journalists at the York, Pa., Daily Record occasionally hear stories about people who have accomplished much on the national stage residing in York County retirement communities. We pursue those stories. Sometimes, the reports are true; sometimes not. Other times, the achievers do not want the spotlight. The case of noted writer Zora Neale Hurston comes to mind, although the spotlight would have helped this financially beleaguered Harlem Renaissance author. Hurston’s accomplishments were unknown in her later years in Florida, and in fact, her burial site has not been located. The YDR – and most of the rest of the world – did not know about the fame of the late diarist Mary Berg when she lived for many years in York County. But thanks to Mike Argento’s profile, we know her now.

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