This picture captures York, Pa., at its zenith

This image brings people back to another time – a post-World War II moment in which York Pa.’s retail might was at its height. York City’s population crested in 1950 at about 60,000, and those folks shopped in the downtown. As time passed in the 1950s, housing subdivisions followed Caterpillar and other suburban industrial plants. Little by little, retailers in York city moved out to the York Shopping Center and other suburban centers to join chain stores, and so did shoppers. But this moment – with Santa arriving at The Bon-Ton via a ladder truck – is frozen in minds. And in this photo. So here’s the quiz: How did Santa get to the fire truck, to get to the Bon-Ton? Comment below or on the comment link above. If stumped, click on the Goo.gl link above for the answer. Also of interest: Check out these additional quizzes and fun tests.

+++

And now 6 more History Mystery quizzes:

+++

+++

+++

+++

+++

Guest Tweet:

Also of interest:

Check out these stories and fun tests from the start

Check out all YorktownSquare stories and photos from the start.

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.

This entry was posted in Archives, all posts, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, Susquehanna, waterways, Unsung/obscure sites and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.