Category Archives: School days

6 views of New Freedom, Pa., a pleasant town of travelers, past and present

Until the last part of the 20th century, New Freedom was a relatively self-contained railroad town. As did several York County towns, it had its own theater, now Bonkey’s Ice Cream. So it remains a popular meeting place in the … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 152: Commemorating the battle on land – and sea

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Fissel’s one-room school open house/Eagle Cam shutting down Gettysburg is landlocked, but The Evening Sun in Hanover found a neat way to tie this historic town and its battle to the sea: Several years ago, the … 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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York County, Pa., enjoys its big anniversaries, Part II: And there’s even more history to enjoy

The year was 1887, and Borough of York, Pa., turned into the City of York, Pa. This came exactly 100 years after the Village of York became the Borough of York. All this called for a major celebration, and the … Continue reading

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East Hopewell’s Hyson one-room school’s owner: ‘I just want to fix it up historically’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Royal Square’s inside-out view/Ziegler family’s generations This scene from East Hopewell Township provides a study of two generations of one-room schools. The age of the older stone school, Hyson School, is being investigated, but it might go … Continue reading

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Digging York, Pa.’s old train station site from 10 different angles

A couple of diggers are starting archaeological work under the century-plus-year-old York, Pa., train station. This comes near the 150th anniversary of the stop of the Lincoln train at its predecessor station (drawing below of that station). York Daily Record/Sunday … Continue reading

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Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter didn’t stop in York in 1976, but York visited him

Robert G. Leichliter, then-York City School Board president in York City and candidate for a state representative seat, met Jimmy Carter in Harrisburg in September 1976. Less than two months later, Carter gained the presidency in a win against Gerald … Continue reading

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York County’s Brook Leaf Tree House: ‘As kids, we all thought that was SO romantic

Before there was the Haines Shoe House, there was Brook Leaf Love Nest. The Shoe House (see below), now open as a bakery/ice cream shop under new management, followed the Love Nest as a honeymoon spot in York County, Pa. The Love Nest is long gone after a fire, but memories continue.

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Same shoe size, but Haines Shoe House is re-laced for the public to visit

You can see from the likes, shares and comments on this York, Pa., Daily Record Facebook post that the Haines Shoe House, under new ownership and selling baked goods and more, has caught the interest of the public. (Feel free to join in). Mahlon ‘Shoe Wizard’ Haines built the roadside wonder in 1948 to serve, among other things, as a honeymoon place. It has become a symbol of York County, one of those places that people like to drive to and marvel. Now, there’s more of a chance to drop in. The new owners have expanded the attraction’s hours, plan tours and, as important as anything, will serve York County-made Beck’s Ice Cream.

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Millard E. Gladfelter and Edgar Fahs Smith, of York, Pa.: Who were those guys?

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. The achiever above and the man with the bow-tie below were both York countians and both educators, who gained success elsewhere. Both were absolutely at the top of their fields, 50 and 100 years … Continue reading

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