Category Archives: Nostalgia & memories

York Fair 250: Big parade, big top circus part of big anniversary plans

Linked in/Neat stuff below: Boyhood homes of famous Yorkers/Jeff Koons in the news These panels, part of the outdoor York Fair painting in the Murals of York series, show high-profile parades that have been part of the fair’s past. This … Continue reading

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York Hospital and its hilltop showed a different look 75 years ago

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Question about Manchester/What replaced Goodridge’s ‘skyscraper’? This hill has grown up since this photograph of the 10-year-old York Hospital was made. Today, some buildings that went up on the hill have already come down to accommodate … Continue reading

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The Big Conewago, Part II: Creek serves as physical, symbolic divider of York County culture

The Conewago Creek has long drawn campers, lodging in small tents and in organized camps such as the Boy Scouts’ Camp Ganoga. Athletic director Don Roehm, seen here, leads Boy Scouts in exercises in 1921. George Prowell’s ‘History of York County’ … Continue reading

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One small plot of Springettsbury Township ground, so many memories. And yes, that’s an airport you’re seeing

This York County, Pa. land bears several landmarks popular at the time of this 1950 photograph from a York Chamber of Commerce publication. Take your pick among these Springettsbury Township places. What’s can you ID here? Do any of these … Continue reading

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A York County Flag Day story: Vietnam War friend recalls Eckhard G. Brenker, who died in uniform

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Hanover Civil War walking tour/Spotting vintage items at yard sales All roads, indeed, lead to York. Well-known York countians Charlie  and Mary Anne Bacas were on a getaway in Rehoboth, Del., enjoying the Prime Hook National Wildlife … 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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Who was Grace E. Loucks of West York school fame?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Budmobile for sale/Fundraising for Cameron Mitchell scholarship Now this is the way a school should look. Multistory and made of red brick. Only Loucks is now a former school – the Grace E. Loucks School in West … Continue reading

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Bud’s Drive-In, York, Pa.: You’d phone in your order of deep fried dinner rolls from your booth

The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Paul Kuehnel spotted this 1940s Crosley at the 2400 block of South George Street, downhill from Joppa Road on the left. But what about Bud’s Drive-In? Joan Concilio’s Only in York County blog is the go-to place for answers about old eateries around York County, Pa. And her readers placed the restaurant along that stretch of South George Street. A distinctive about the eatery? You ordered your meal via telephone from your table.

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York’s One Marketway West, or Bear’s Store, by either name, has long been key part Continental Square

One Marketway West, associated with York County government in recent years, will be remodeled into about 50 residential units, a restaurant and underground parking, according to a recent York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News story. An investors group acquired the Continental … 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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