Category Archives: Small-town life

These 5 images explore Wrightsville’s bridgehead, upstream and down

News about the installation of replica lights along the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, aka Veterans Memorial Bridge, lured me to the 1930 bridge. I captured these downstream scene from the bridgehead on the York County side. This shows vestiges of the old Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal that ran from this point to Havre de Grace on the Chesapeake Bay. This is some sturdy stonework to survive floods and such since 1840.

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Lancaster County’s Columbia target of Smithsonian’s search-and-enjoy mission

The National Watch and Clock Museum received a shout out when Smithsonian.com listed Columbia as one of the 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014. ‘Columbia is also home to one of the world’s only horology museums, the National … Continue reading

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York County, Pa., history mystery: ‘No one can identify this building’

This photograph show the Anderson/Ramsey Auto Company, whereabout unknown. Doug Winemiller of the Stewartstown Historical Society said Anderson and Ramsey operated a Buick dealership in Stewartstown starting in 1921. It is believed that Anderson and Ramsey ran dealerships in Delta and Stewartstown. Here’s the history mystery: ‘No one can identify this building,’ Doug wrote in an email. Does it say: ‘York Penna.’?

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All about Mount Wolf. Home of Pennsylvania’s next governor? – The boroughs of York County series, No. 13

Tony Jordan provided this rare and interesting photo of Wolf Supply in Mount Wolf to the ‘I grew up in Manchester/Mount Wolf’ Facebook page. I couldn’t resist getting permission to run it here, to tie together Mount Wolf and Wolf … Continue reading

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7 stories about Fastnachts and other York County delicacies

What do raw Fastnachts look like? Todd Kister, at Manchester Union Fire Company, gives a demo. He was there as part of preparations for a Manchester Christ Lutheran/Zion View Quickel Church annual Shrove Tuesday Fastnacht sale.

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Shrewsbury: Home to well-known people, but transportation has defined the town – The boroughs of York County series, No. 12

This historical marker observes one of Shrewsbury, Pa,’s luminaries – Amanda Berry Smith. Another well-known 20th-century figure, humanitarian Spurgeon Keeny, came from this southern York County borough. And now, efforts are underway to observe another native son who made it big on the world stage – actor Cameron Mitchell.

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5 photos show life around York County, Pa. – then & now

The wrath of February’s ice and snowstorms shut down York County’s rail trail. York County, Pa., parks crews are seen here clearing the path. Which reminds you that the same types of obstructions met trains when that right of way played host to the Northern Central Railway and its successors. Working on the railroad must have been a never-ending toil.

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Nasty York County weather brings 7 bright – and sad – news coverage moments

The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Kate Penn captured this Norman Rockwell-type scene. Wintry weather did not deter this Valentine Day diners at this downtown York eatery. Count this as the first of several photos or videos capturing another day of a winter of snowstorms.

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Nasty York County, Pa., weather brings 10 bright news coverage moments

This is one of a host of photographs made by York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photogs in recent storms. This one, by Sonya Paclob, shows a snow-cover York City from on high, say seven stories up at the Yorktowne Hotel. Why not the Yorktowne’s roof, a favorite perch for photographers over the years? It was off limits for now. It hadn’t been shoveled.

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Lake Lehman property as a York County park? ‘I want the Lake Club back’

The Lake Club in North Codorus Township, once popular home to sunbathers in southwestern York County, Pa., and beyond for years might become part of York County’s Park System.

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