Category Archives: American Revolution

York County enjoys its big anniversaries – and there’s a lot of history to enjoy

This mega York County, Pa., celebration came in 1927, the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the Articles of Confederation. It looked back to the days when Continental Congress met in York. It included a pageant, seen here, and the posting of large paintings of patriots around York’s square.

Posted in All politics is local, American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

York County’s rail trail eagles: ‘This pair of eagles doesn’t seem to be bothered by anything’

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: No more Tall Cedars’ pancakes/Look who’s back in York, Pa. There was a day when eagles’ nests were rare around York County, Pa. You might’ve seen them in the Susquehanna River Region. But now we have … Continue reading

Posted in American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Art & artists, Cliff Satterthwaite, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, Pets & animals, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

York’s Lafayette statue removed – all 6-feet, 6-inches, 800 pounds of him – for some foot work

Linked in/Neat stuff: Those Codorus Eagles, again/Exhibiting black history at CA The Twitter exchange about the removal of the Marquis de Lafayette statue from in front of West Market Street’s Colonial Complex for repairs drew this exchange on Twitter: YDR’s … Continue reading

Posted in American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Art & artists, Black history, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, History video channel, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Lorann Jacobs, Pets & animals | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Smithsonian, unexpectedly, finds this wasn’t a Gettysburg soldier’s skull

Linked in/Neat stuff: York’s First Capital claim probed/Hanover’s Eagle Fire Station Remember this skull saved from the auction block in Maryland last year? It then was presented as that of a Civil War soldier. But tests by the Smithsonian have … Continue reading

Posted in American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Art & artists, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Mail bag, Nostalgia & memories, Susquehannocks/Conestogas, Unsung/obscure sites, War, Women's history, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Views of the York Gazette’s old East King Street site, then and now

Linked in/Neat stuff: Patriots who sacrificed much/Stewartstown Railroad updated The old York Gazette building is another of the turn-of-the-20th century (or before) buildings that was pulled down in York, Pa., in the 1960s and 1970s. Many of the irreplaceable buildings … Continue reading

Posted in American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, Susquehanna, waterways, Unsung/obscure sites, War, Wheels of York | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saber-wielding ‘Little Man’ stands high above rooftops in York, Pa.

This replica weather vane atop the Colonial Courthouse replica in York, Pa., is so prominent that it’s easy to miss. Dianne Bowders captured ‘the Little Man’ and told a bit about it original. Two questions: Where is the original displayed? … Continue reading

Posted in American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Art & artists, Cliff Satterthwaite, Explanations/controversy, Famous York visitors, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, People, War | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why study local history? Here’s how one York County school is doing it

Tom Melhorn, a local history teacher at Dallastown Area High School, says his students are curious about the Underground Railroad in York County. The William C. Goodridge House, pictured in this file photograph, is one of two York County sites … Continue reading

Posted in American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, War | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lincoln’s Thanksgiving call of 1864 gained cold reception in York, Pa.

This was the extent of the York Gazette’s Thanksgiving Day notice. The Democratic newspaper opposed Lincoln’s war policies and did not warm up to his Thanksgiving proclamation of 1863 and its renewal a year later. Also of interest: Thanksgiving Day application … Continue reading

Posted in Abe Lincoln was here, All politics is local, American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Civil War, Explanations/controversy, Genealogy/research, Local journalism & Web | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Smart phones tell visual stories about York County’s deep history

York, Pa., Daily Record journalists, equipped with smart phones, deftly help cover the York County history front on their daily travels. The scenes above and below capture two moments from the scene of the events. The marker above describes the short-lived York Furnace Bridge that crossed the Susquehanna River in the 1850s.

Posted in American Revolution, Antiquing & artifacts, Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local landmarks, Mail bag, Nostalgia & memories, People, Pets & animals, School days | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spacious Central Market can become known for more than good food

Central Market served as a gathering place for 5,000 people in the late 1800s for religious services. Ever since reading that account, YorkTownSquare.com has advocated uses for the market that go well beyond the partial days that it is open … Continue reading

Posted in American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Music & musicians, York Revs/pros | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment