Category Archives: Latino/Hispanic history

Major group that has been growing in York, Pa., for about 50 years

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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.

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York’s East Side district: A little industrial, some residential, a bit of history and several notable people

This is Dallas Street in York’s East Side district. And that’s Jasmyn Figueroa, right, whose family moved to this neighborhood  from West Market Street. A York, Pa., Daily Record story on this district explains that the family needed more space. … Continue reading

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Rivera family, pioneering Hispanics, saw need and founded York, Pa., Spanish American Center

Dr. Edwin A. and Delma Rivera arrived in York, Pa., in 1962, as a pioneering Hispanic physician family. The couple saw the need for services – interpreters, housing, employment – for Hispanics in York. The York Spanish American Center emerged to address those needs.

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Latinos recent migrant group to call York County home – Iconic image 31/31

Abe Amoros, York’s first Latino city councilman and a top official in the Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party, is seen in his role as president of the York City Little League Board of Directors during groundbreaking ceremonies in 2005 for two regulation … Continue reading

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Stories of slavery, sacrifice & selflessness

Salvador Cabrera, portraying Jesus, is led by soldiers William Rodriguez, right, and Julio Rivera during a performance of the Stations of the Cross Friday by St. Mary’s Church in York. The annual event is one of scores of Easter celebrations … Continue reading

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First York City Latino councilman temporarily state’s top appointed Dem

Abe Amoros, president of the York City Little League Board of Directors, is seen during groundbreaking ceremonies in 2005 for two regulation Little League fields at York’s Allen Park. Amoros recently assumed temporary executive director duties for the state Democratic … Continue reading

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Delma Rivera: Her family came to York in 1960 – ‘Legacies,’ Part II

Delma Rivera and her husband, Edwin, were among the pioneering Puerto Rican families to settle and achieve in York County. Background post: York Spanish Council organized 33 years ago, York Springs a town in change, but what’s new?, and Katharine … Continue reading

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York, Pa.’s, Spanish Council organized in 1974

The York Daily Record/Sunday News is running a four-day series on Latinos in York/Adams and surrounding counties. It is focusing on the second generation of Latinos to live here, a fast-growing segment of the American population. When did the first … Continue reading

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