Category Archives: Longtime York families

Sears, Roebuck in York, Pa.: The retailer was an early adopter of the move to suburbia

Linked in/Neat stuff: New use for Lafayette Club/Broad Street Market’s night hours Ah, yes, the old Sears building on West Market Street, York, Pa., as seen in this York County Heritage Trust photo. Its many signs make sure there’s no … Continue reading

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Urban legends about York College’s campus abound, and its archives help tell the school’s real story

John Fisher’s Pennsylvania’s Coat of Arms is viewed as the most significant among many holdings in York College of Pennsylvania’s Archives and Special Collections. The archives, in the college’s Schmidt Library, are open for public use. The archives house the … Continue reading

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York Rotary 100: These 10 photos provide snapshots of this venerable century-old club

York Rotary 100: These 9 photos provide snapshot of century-old club.

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Dutch Club’s story reflects changing life in York, Pa.

Linked in/Neat stuff: Yorkbloggers win preservation award/Stately Biesecker Mill interests people The Dutch Club fire this week appears to have spelled the end of a York, Pa., landmark building. The club was founded as a gathering spot for Germans in … Continue reading

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Renovating Abbottstown’s Peter Ickes House: Log construction discovery was a ‘thrilling experience’

James Fritz is a researcher and writer of history. And he lives in a 1700s house near the square in Adams County’s Abbottstown. ‘My new two story log and stone home was located near the town square and the stone half of the dwelling had all the hallmarks of an early structure of Pennsylvania German/Swiss heritage,’ he writes.

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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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6 cool, unsung York County, Pa., sites to discover and explore

Northern York County, Pa.’s, Redlands Meetinghouse is not usually open, but a stroll around the grounds takes you back to another time. You’ll see strange stonework that allowed church-goers to step up onto horses and wagons and an old cemetery to walk … 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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Off-year, off-season election musings: Leader and Wolf families have impact on York County, Pa.

This is a story of two front pages and two venerable York, Pa., families. Next to the York Daily Record copy machine the other day, I ran across a copy of The Gazette and Daily front page. One of our … Continue reading

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The Orrs of York, Pa.: Family barbers have been cutting hair since the 1930s

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Hanover looks at new fire museum/Those Codorus Eagles York County, like the rest of America, is facing the aging of its baby boomers and their down-the-road retirements. The York, Pa., Daily Record profiled three family owned … Continue reading

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