Category Archives: Mount Wolf – The Town

Mount Wolf, the borough that’s Tom Wolf’s home – and much more

Wolfs of Mount Wolf and Wiests of Dover linked by founding year, York building

Wiest’s Department Store was one of the big three such York, Pa., stores in its day. The Bon-Ton and Bear’s were the other two. Today, the Bon-Ton operates in many states, and the other two only exist in the memories of thousands of York countians. But Wiest’s former store is the longtime home of a high-profile Pennsylvanian. Tom Wolf, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, operated the Wolf Organization from the old Wiest building for years.

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‘Hot blobs of mint’ and other memories from Manchester and Mount Wolf

This little park is on the square of this neat York County, Pa. town. You might drive by it every day without thinking much about it. But it shows efforts to maintain community in a constantly changing county. This park sits on one of the corners of Manchester borough’s square. It’s the image that is tied to census information at YDR.com’s Census page. To find out about Manchester, check out: U.S. Census. Mount Wolf’s on there, too.

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Where does this York County history mystery wood carving sit?

Here’s a mystery photo to locate. It’s a carving of a wolf, and it sits on public display in a York County, Pa., town. Can you place it? (See answer below). Hint: Think about the animal in the carving.

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How an old York County community theater became the Mount Wolf Community Church

The YDR’s Sonya Paclob was looking for stories in Mount Wolf, Pa., the other day. She saw the always interesting Mount Wolf theater, now the Mount Wolf Community Church. ‘Cool looking community church. Mt. Wolf Gospel Arts Theatre,’ Sonya wrote in on Twitter. The Southern Baptist Church’s website gives this interesting history of the theater – and the church

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Mount Wolf landmark coming down: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Oct. 10, 2011

A Mount Wolf, Pa., community landmark, the old wire cloth factory, is coming down. The demolition is fascinating townspeople as a recent York Daily Record/Sunday News story reports. Interesting that this old Pennsylvania Wire Cloth plant, later New York Wire, … Continue reading

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New Mount Wolf, Pa., book, CD play on theme: ‘A small town in a wider world’

Mount Wolf, Pa., history has been compiled into a new book and DVD in conjunction with the borough’s 100th anniversary this year. The book contains 80 pages from the 1977 book that was written by Brad Rentzel of Mount Wolf, … Continue reading

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Mount Wolf’s war memorial located. But where is Elmwood’s roll of honor?

This interesting memorial shows the World War II honor roll in Mount Wolf, missing for some time but now on display at the borough’s VFW. Charles Stambaugh, who e-mailed this photograph, pointed out that darker, larger writing can be seen … Continue reading

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Funeral home/museum attracts hundreds to Mount Wolf centennial

This undated photo of Civil War vets from the Mount Wolf and Manchester area is on display at a temporary museum in Mount Wolf. The days and hours for the museum, put together to celebrate Mount Wolf’s 100th birthday, have … Continue reading

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Since its Great Depression start, York County’s Susquehanna Lions Club has scored leadership winning streak

Lions Tail, Susquehanna Lions Club’s June 2010 newsletter, lists several new club members at a time that service organizations in York County and elsewhere are dropping in attendance. The Mount Wolf-Manchester-area club has produced a succession of presidents each year … Continue reading

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Yeggmen hit old-time York County bank. But what are yeggmen?

The Gazette and Daily reports on a bank robbery in 1920s Mount Wolf. As residents slept, the robbers did their work and made a clean getaway. Also of interest: Conewago Creek from the air and Caeserville, named after ex-slave, flourished … Continue reading

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