Category Archives: Books & reading

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Solomon Meyer founded Die York Gazette, but his newspapering went downhill from there

This May 20, 1796 edition, is the earliest extant version of Die York Gazette, an anti-Federalist publication that also reflected the dry humor of the Pennsylvania Dutch. It tells about brewer Hannes’  bout with an old hermit. Hannes produced a … Continue reading

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‘Lewis Miller: Sketches and Chronicles’ at 50: How this monumental book came together

The book ‘Lewis Miller: Sketches and Chronicles – The Reflections of a Nineteenth Century Pennsylvania German Folk Artist’ has long been out of print, though available for purchase at various online booksellers  and occasionally found at local used book sales. … Continue reading

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Pa. orchards, vintage car, driver with pipe: Surely, this is York/Adams at its best

Linked in/Neat stuff: Is York’s downtown safe?/Where is this Vietnam memorial? There’s something about this photo by Clare Becker of the Evening Sun in Hanover that makes you pause to take it all in. And then pause to take in … Continue reading

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How do you move a gallows? York, Pa.’s relocating Police Heritage Museum will figure that out

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Dan Connolly’s O’s book/York Jeopardy game will challenge you York, Pa.’s Police Heritage Museum’s collections go beyond the many artifacts from its law enforcement past on public display. Here, John Stine, the go-to person with questions … Continue reading

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York County, Pa., enjoys its big anniversaries, Part II: And there’s even more history to enjoy

The year was 1887, and Borough of York, Pa., turned into the City of York, Pa. This came exactly 100 years after the Village of York became the Borough of York. All this called for a major celebration, and the … Continue reading

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