Category Archives: Alcohol & tobacco

Foustown, now a ghost town, captivates people

John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel photographed this house in Glen Rock-area’s Foustown on the day that the nearby distillery stack came down in 2012. The stack, which marked the old distillery town, was built to make alcohol in World War II, but … Continue reading

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About jugs and stills and the York County hillbillies: Linked in to history, Nov. 14, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers a rare Pfaltzgraff jug that sold for $8 thousand recently, serial killer Mark Spotz’s appointment with the executioner and a recent speech on American Indians

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Fond memories of the Yorktowne Hotel: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Feb. 7, 2011

Yorktowne Hotel, York, Pa. Jack Geesey from Westerville, Ohio, submitted this to ydr.com’s Your Photos gallery. ‘My father John Geesey was the President and Chairman of the Board of the York County Gas Company,’ he wrote. ‘I have many fond … Continue reading

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Tobacco usage, YorkCounts quality-of-life indicator: Rooted in York County’s past

Starview United Brethren church — now a United Methodist Church — as it looked in 1914. A cigar factory, ubiquitious around turn-of-the 20th century York County, is seen at left. Background posts: York Daily Record columnist Jim Hubley’s last piece: … Continue reading

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York Daily Record columnist Jim Hubley’s last piece: ‘Good luck weeding out tobacco’

Proprietor Charles H. Seiker, right hand in his pocket, stands in the doorway of Young and Busser’s Cigar Store, Continental Square, circa 1920. That’s store mascot Punch on the ledge. This photo, with accompanying column on the popularity of the … Continue reading

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Truck plows into York, Pa.’s Plough (Tavern)

Jennifer Hall, of the York County Heritage Trust, takes photos of the damage inside the Golden Plough Tavern after a truck crashed into the front of the building, dating from the 1740s. Click on following background posts: Of bars, beds, … Continue reading

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