Category Archives: Books & reading

See new York Town Square stories and photos at this link

On our 10th-year anniversary of blogging, York Town Square is moving to another platform on the York Daily Record’s brand new website, WWW.YDR.com.

York Town blog’s new address is WWW.YDR.COM/blog/yorktownsquare. So please bookmark it.

Posted in 1st Moravian, A civil action, A.B. Farquhar, Abe Lincoln was here, Aircraft & airports, Alcohol & tobacco, All politics is local, All presidential stops, American Revolution, Antiquing & artifacts, Archives, all posts, Art & artists, Bad weather, Black history, Books & reading, Civil War, Cliff Satterthwaite, Cops & courts, Delta Welsh quarryman, Events, Explanations/controversy, Famous York visitors, Farms, fields & mills, Fires & firefighters, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, God & York County, Harley-Davidson, Heroes, Hex murder, History video channel, J. Horace Rudy, Jeff Koons, Latino/Hispanic history, Lewis Miller, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Longtime York families, Lorann Jacobs, Made in York, Mail bag, Medical/health stuff, Mount Wolf - The Town, Murals of York, Music & musicians, N.Y. Wire/Whistle, Nostalgia & memories, Notable images, One-room schools, Pain & trauma, People, Pets & animals, Picturing History, Quizzes & (fun) tests, Rob Evans, School days, Small-town life, Susquehanna, waterways, Susquehannocks/Conestogas, The Pennsylvania Dutch, Uncategorized, Underground Railroad, Unsung/obscure sites, Vietnam War, Walt Partymiller, War, Wheels of York, William Falkler, William Wagner, Women's history, World War I, World War II, York Barbell, York celebrities, York City neighborhoods, York County aerial photos, York County at is best, York County's Tom Wolf, York County's towns, York High achievers, York Revs/pros, York Safe & Lock, York sports, Yorkco, YorkEats: Hogmaw & such | Tagged | 1 Comment

Oversized public art in York County, Pa.: ‘The green bike’s seat is a bit over 10′ high’

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: New book on Gen. Jacob L. Devers/Mystery statue York County, Pa., is serious about its public art. These sculptures, presented on the VeloPhoto York blog,  stand along the York County’s main rail trail north of Seven … Continue reading

Posted in Antiquing & artifacts, Archives, all posts, Art & artists, Books & reading, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local landmarks, Lorann Jacobs, Unsung/obscure sites, War, Wheels of York, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Oversized public art in York County, Pa.: ‘The green bike’s seat is a bit over 10′ high’

Lassa fever was in York County, Pa., in 1969: First U.S. death recorded here

York County’s Delma Rivera-Lytle is seen with her aunt and uncle, Juan and Doris Román. Juan Román became the first U.S. victim of Lassa fever when he died visiting the Rivera in York County, Pa., in 1969. Lassa is a distant cousin of Ebola.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Latino/Hispanic history, Local journalism & Web, Longtime York families, People, Women's history | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Lassa fever was in York County, Pa., in 1969: First U.S. death recorded here

5 more neat places to discover in your own York County backyard

Neat place No. 1: The cafe in New Freedom can be the endpoint for an afternoon out. Or a starting point. Here’s one option. Park on the York County’s rail trail in Railroad, just outside Shrewsbury, and walk the couple … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, Unsung/obscure sites, Wheels of York, York County's towns, YorkEats: Hogmaw & such | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 5 more neat places to discover in your own York County backyard

Great Depression in York, Pa.: ‘There was considerable personal suffering’

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: 113-year-old York countian/Dover ID trial’s 10th anniversary This image highlights the cover of the 2015 ‘Journal of York County Heritage,’ a journal of research about topics from York County’s past. This year’s journal topics: David E. … Continue reading

Posted in A civil action, Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Nostalgia & memories, People | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Great Depression in York, Pa.: ‘There was considerable personal suffering’

5 things to know about Red Lion’s grand Fairmount Park

This is the view across Red Lion’s Fairmount Park. That’s the community war memorial (see below) seen prominently in the photo. And there’s a playground in the background, right. A water park can be seen in background, left. The popular … Continue reading

Posted in All politics is local, Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Events, Explanations/controversy, Farms, fields & mills, For photo fans, Local landmarks, Longtime York families, Unsung/obscure sites, War, Women's history, World War I, World War II | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on 5 things to know about Red Lion’s grand Fairmount Park

Bricker’s Fries units are everywhere around York County, Pa. So, where did it sell its first order?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Want to know more about Gettysburg’s Cyclorama?/Painting church icons Bricker’s French Fries, that iconic and ubiquitous York County, Pa., vendor, started with one stand – a concession  at the Bud Bricker-owned Susquehanna Speedway in northern York County – … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, God & York County, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Longtime York families, War, YorkEats: Hogmaw & such | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Bricker’s Fries units are everywhere around York County, Pa. So, where did it sell its first order?

Gettysburg’s compelling annual Sacred Trust series has become a must-visit at the battlefield

Jennifer Murray speaks on ‘ “From These Honored Dead” ‘: Gettysburg and World War II’ at the Sacred Trust’s Talks and Book Signings that concludes today. (Check out today’s schedule). The three-day annual event features big-league Civil War experts speaking … Continue reading

Posted in All politics is local, Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Civil War, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, War, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Gettysburg’s compelling annual Sacred Trust series has become a must-visit at the battlefield

Nazis murdered downed World War II airman from York, Pa., Part 10

The R.W. Zercher on this monument in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands was known as Bob Zercher in his home county of York, Pa. He worked at York Corporation, served as an airman, survived the crash of his B-17 Flying Fortress … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, People, War, World War II, Yorkco | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Old blue Conrail caboose in Red Lion to receive a good sandblasting – and a coat of red paint

Linked in/Neat stuff: Digging under York’s train station/George Sheets’ book coming out in fall Crews prepare to move the old Conrail caboose stored near Dallastown to the Red Lion train station. The late-1940s or early 1950s cab has been sitting … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Books & reading, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, Nostalgia & memories, Small-town life, Wheels of York | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Old blue Conrail caboose in Red Lion to receive a good sandblasting – and a coat of red paint