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Hanover’s Gitt Mansion: ‘You can look down and see the town laid down before you’

This view comes from the porch of the Gitt Mansion, although its owner, The Gazette and Daily’s J.W. Gitt, spent much time in its library. Background posts: Old York newspaper won’t die or fade away, Gitt and his Gazette sported … Continue reading

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York newspaperman J.W. Gitt rejected Barry Goldwater’s ad money

Barry Goldwater, right, and his veep candidate William Miller took extreme positions that did not set well with York County voters in 1964. York countians backed Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson by a 57,366 to 32,846 vote. Goldwater’s politics didn’t set … Continue reading

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McCarthy probe could not corral noted York County publisher J.W. Gitt

A biography by former St. Bonaventure University prof Mary Allienne Hamilton answers many questions about controversial small-town newspaper publisher J.W. Gitt. Also of interest: Check out these yorktownsquare.com posts about J.W. Gitt. Mary Allienne Hamilton uncovered some news in her … Continue reading

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York, Pa., newspaper publisher J.W. Gitt: ‘Just say it … straight out’

York newspaper publisher J.W. Gitt earned a widespread reputation for his endorsement of Progressive Party candidate Henry Wallace in the 1948 presidential election. Artist Walt Partymiller put Gitt’s liberal political views into Page 1 cartoons. For an additional look at … Continue reading

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Gitt and his Gazette sported same eccentricities

A visit to J.W. Gitt’s former mansion overlooking Hanover last week said much about the longtime owner of the Gazette and Daily. There was a putting green near the house, that reflected his love of golf. Solar panels still heat … Continue reading

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York, Pa., publishing legend J.W. Gitt vocal about nuclear power

Cartoonist Walt Partymiller reflected J.W. Gitt’s views throughout the Cold War. From 1915-1970, J.W. Gitt was a small-town newspaper editor with elite friends — Albert Einstein, Henry Wallace and Linus Pauling, for starters. He gained the international spotlight in 1948, … Continue reading

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Job of York Gazette & Daily journalists in 1960s: ‘Trying to help underdogs’

This photo of a giant York, Pa., sunflower came from the camera of Gazette and Daily photographer Carol Innerst. The reporter and photographer worked on the York daily’s staff in the 1960s, before moving on to metropolitan newspapers. By the … Continue reading

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Mini-Tower stands as reminder of grand York City Market

Linked in/Neat stuff: Gettysburg’s Allen C. Guelzo to give July 4 speech You remember the Picturing History composite showing the before-and-after of the long-gone City Market at Princess and Duke streets in York, Pa. Well, here’s a detail that might be … 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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Two newspaper artists documented York County life 50 years ago

Walt Partymiller was best known around York as a newspaper cartoonist. His work appeared on the front page of J.W. Gitt’s Gazette & Daily from the post World War II era to the mid-1970s. He also painted landscapes, as this … Continue reading

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