Category Archives: War

C.S. Lewis’ life and writings point to Easter themes

This is prep time for a dress rehearsal for ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ at York, Pa., Little Theatre in 2006. This performance put a different twist on C.S. Lewis’ famous series. Lewis is known to many in York County because of this story.

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York County marathoners travel ‘Back to Boston’: ‘They are runners. So they will run’

The York Daily Record’s Kate Penn has produced ‘Back to Boston,’ a documentary about York County-area runners who are running in the Boston Marathon on April 21, Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts. Most ran in 2013, the year of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings

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York, Pa., had a famous V-J Day kissing scene, too

You’ve all seen the photo of the famous V-J Day kiss in New York City (see below). Well, York County, Pa., scored its own such kiss that evening as well, as shown in this photo from The Gazette and Daily.

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Artist captures a glimpse of 1970s life in York, Pa. – racing frogs

The date appears to be 1975. Artist Cliff Satterthwaite gave an glimpse of what young people were doing that summer. On activity: Racing frogs. Interesting, at about that time, a harmful practice concerning frogs became popular in America. Licking them. Anyway, the artist wrote: ‘(N)otice the little boy chasing on.’ He believed the name on the sign is a sponsor of the event. Just another slice of York County life captured by the artist.

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This P-61 Black Widow looking for a kickstart

This is a World War II-era P-61 Black Widow. Elyse Pollick, a volunteer for the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, Pa., said only four such planes survive and all of them are museum pieces. The Berks County museum has launched a fundraising campaign to restore its Black Widow to flying status.

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Bob Yost: ‘King of real estate in York County,’ Part II

It’s been in the news that Prudential Bob Yost Homesale Services will change its name to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Homesale Realty. This shows Bob Yost’s real estate office in the late 1960s in York, Pa.

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Want a wax figure from the Civil War? Paraffin soldiers to be auctioned off in Gettysburg

This is pretty darn interesting. The Gettysburg Heritage Center, still known to many as the American Civil War Wax Museum, is doing some remodeling so some older exhibits will be auctioned. That includes many wax figures. Those lifelike artifacts would give you pause if you ran across one in somebody’s dark basement. ‘The paraffin soldiers of the American Civil War Wax Museum at the edge of the Gettysburg battlefield have stood stiff guard over the past for more than 50 years,’ the Evening Sun in Hanover report. ‘But the frozen tableaux are melting away, to be auctioned off to make way for the more fluid, interactive history of the 21st century.’

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Stamp collecting becoming a hobby mostly for York County’s philatelic-loving gray heads

York countians are collectors. Sleds, antique toys. Stamps. All kinds of stuff. So with the increase of the cost of stamps today to 49 cents a piece, that hike is going to hurt the stamp collecting hobby. A YDR.com story says young people aren’t picking up the hobby. Too expensive. “How many people do you see here that don’t have gray hair,” a stamp enthusiast told the YDR at Saturday’s White Rose Philatelic Society of York, Pa., stamp show at the York Expo Center.Art Two of York County’s best-known stamps are shown here, the Four Chaplains and Articles of Confederation. Notice the escalation in prices from the post-World War period to the 1970s.

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Two photos, two generations of high-tech farm machinery on York County soil

This looks like a complicated farm machine, one among many exhibited at the Keystone Farm Show at the York, Pa., Expo Center earlier this month. The device, pulled behind a tractor, can harvest varied crops planted in varied row widths

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‘Old Dorm,’ Gettysburg’s Schmucker Hall, at sunrise

Noel Kline arose early to get this photograph of Lutheran Theological Seminary’s Schmucker Hall at sunrise in May 2013. A month later, the scene was less tranquil as re-enacters were camping around that area as part of Gettysburg 150 observances. ‘Old Dorm,’ as it was called, was dedicated as a museum as part of that event. Today, the museum, which served as a hospital in the Battle of Gettysburg, offers 20,000 square feet of interactive exhibits. The winter, with relatively few tourists, provides an easy opportunity to see Gettysburg sites.

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