Category Archives: Nostalgia & memories

What life was like in downtown York, Pa., in World War II

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Jim Getty, Lincoln re-enactor, passes away/Think Loud’s signal tower What was life like in downtown York, Pa., in World War II? This photo of York, by way of the Stewartstown Historical Society, shows George and Philadelphia … Continue reading

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York Little Theatre lowered its arts & acting anchor at the old Elmwood Theater in 1953

This York Daily Record’s photo gallery featuring the York Little Theatre, the former Elmwood Theater makes you wonder about that old, but vastly remodeled moviehouse’s past. Its Belmont Street neighborhood is showing wear and tear, but the York Little Theatre … Continue reading

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This big York, Pa., building stood on the south bank of the Codorus for decades

 This ‪York, Pa., site hosted buildings from the early 1800s until sometime in the first half of the 20th century. Alexander D. Goode School stands on the footprint of this county building complex today. What was this building, standing on the … Continue reading

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York, Pa.’s signal tower to be preserved: ‘Towers … kept the railroad moving’

This tall structure in the York Street area of York City will remain standing as the area around it changes. Buildings in the 200 blocks of York and Chestnut streets will come down. Think Loud Development is looking to make … Continue reading

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5 more neat places to discover in your own York County backyard

Neat place No. 1: The cafe in New Freedom can be the endpoint for an afternoon out. Or a starting point. Here’s one option. Park on the York County’s rail trail in Railroad, just outside Shrewsbury, and walk the couple … Continue reading

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Great Depression in York, Pa.: ‘There was considerable personal suffering’

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: 113-year-old York countian/Dover ID trial’s 10th anniversary This image highlights the cover of the 2015 ‘Journal of York County Heritage,’ a journal of research about topics from York County’s past. This year’s journal topics: David E. … Continue reading

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Most popular York Town Square blog posts: Check out this top 10 list in August 2015

This is one of scores of memorable photos coming from Red Land Little League’s run for the Little League championship last month. The U.S. Little League champs brought Red Land to the attention of the world. And with that came the question: Where is Red Land? Two York Town Square posts exploring the whereabouts of Red Land earned spots 1 and 3 in pages viewed by readers in August 2015.

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Sonny & Cher’s visit to York, Pa., and hospitalized leukemia patient: ‘They were genuinely concerned’

This week’s lead History Mystery photo: This celebrity duo was in ‪York, Pa., in 1972. That visit included a side trip to Memorial Hospital to visit a local girl with leukemia.’They were genuinely concerned,’ the girl’s mother said of Sonny … Continue reading

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These old York, Pa., ghost steps were made to walk on, but if they could talk … .

The steps rise at Indian Steps Museum, but this is not the staircase that gave this southeastern York County site it name. Those came from steps made from rock that led to the nearby Susquehanna River.

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York Fair 250: Civil War’s Worth Infantry band one of many entertainers to play at the fair

The Worth Infantry , a York County, Pa., unit captained by John Hay, was an early responder after the Confederate firing on Fort Sumter in 1861. Scott Mingus writes in his Cannonball blog that the unit was formed before the … Continue reading

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