Category Archives: Black history

Winter in Wrightsville, Pa.: ‘The sunset here is always awesome’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Eagles Nest camera/Warfield and Bacas duel on saxes ‘Sometimes risking frostbite is worth it,’ the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Anthony Machcinski tweeted. He came away with this lovely photograph. He was in downstream from Veterans Memorial Bridge … Continue reading

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A community celebrates at Central Market: Surely, this is York County, Pa., at its best

Surely, this is York County, Pa., at its best. The community came together for a New Year’s celebration at Central Market. For years, the market’s hours were limited to market day. Now, this gathering place serves as such on other days – and nights. In its early years, 125-plus years ago, it served as a place for conventions and religious services and more. So the recent use of the market house for celebrations – coming together moments – such as this one represents change for the better. This photo, by the YDR’s Jason Plotkin, has served as the cover photo for the York Daily Record’s Facebook page since New Year’s. We realize we posted a ‘York County at its best’ photo in the last YorkTownSquare post. And we might have one next post. When we run across photos that say a lot about York County’s goodness, you’ll find them on this blog.

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Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Co. has protected ‘the Rock’ since 1901 – before-and-after views

Linked in/Neat stuff: Cold Springs Park recalled/Young George Washington on mural +++ The Glen Rock, Pa., Hose and Ladder Co.’s engine house was completed in 1904. This home base for the fire company, ‘Protector of the Rock since 1901′ as … Continue reading

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How to show off your York, Pa., smarts around the holiday table, Part 2

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. York countians taking History Mystery quizzes, such as the one above and those below, really respond to buildings: ‘This Place Matters.’ We’ve established that before. But often trumping buildings in interest are guessing local … Continue reading

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How to show off your York, Pa., smarts around the holiday table

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. So you’re sitting around the table or Christmas tree with loved ones and talk turns to York, Pa. Here is a History Mystery trivia quiz so everyone can show off their York smarts. And … Continue reading

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A wide-angle look at the mile-wide Susquehanna River

It’s that time of year – a chance for everyone to see the best pictures from the cameras of York, Pa., Daily Record photographers in the preceding 12 months. Here is Paul Kuehnel’s – a wide-angle look at the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, also known as Veterans Memorial Bridge. He captures the bridge kind of slicing through the wide Susquehanna River.

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A moment to honor two York, Pa., heroes: ‘There’s that Voni and Lorrayne Grimes’

Voni B. and Lorrayne Grimes were honored at a recent event at their York, Pa., church, Small A.M.E. Zion Church. ‘Let God tell you what he’s going to do in your life,’ Voni Grimes told the large gathering. ‘But most importantly, don’t speak with your mouth. Speak with your heart.’

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Voni and Lorrayne Grimes to be in spotlight of ‘musical extravaganza’

This is vintage Voni B. Grimes, talking to residents in a York, Pa., city neighborhood several years ago as the rain falls. Grimes and his wife, Lorrayne, will be honored for such civic involvement at gathering on Nov. 30 at Small A.M.E. Church in York.

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Adding York County sites to Underground Railroad list would help show ‘This place matters’

The National Park Service’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom has added another Lancaster County site to its roster. The remains of the Columbia/Wrightsville Bridge, seen upriver from the Veterans Memorial Bridge in this photo, are part of this approved list. Ruins of the locks and dam of the Pennsylvania Canal, on Columbia Borough-owned land north of the Rt. 462 bridge, are also part of the list, according to historical consultant Randy Harris.

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History Mystery quiz: What was John Wilkes Booth’s connection to York, Pa.?

At a recent Leadership York class that I was part of, the topic came up. Did you know John Wilkes Booth spent time in York, Pa.? Class members were surprised. But when and where?

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