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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

J.W. Gitt 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 … 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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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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Bottle-shaped cars – and the Wienermobile – have rolled on York County-area roads: Linked in to history, 2/12/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers the day when bottle-shaped cars rolled around York, a visit by the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and a Civil War 150 event sponsored by Good News Jail & Prison Ministry.

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York newspaper endorsement of Ronald Reagan represented break with support of Dems

The endorsement of Ronald Reagan in 1984 represented a break in Democratic endorsements on the York Daily Record and The Gazette and Daily editorial pages.

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Nine publishers have sat in top chair at York Daily Record/The Gazette and Daily in past 100 years

During the Snowpocalypse in February 2010, the York Daily Record/Sunday News did not follow its customary digital first strategy. In fact, it was digital only. With no power at its company offices, the York Daily Record/Sunday News newsroom staff gathered … Continue reading

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