Category Archives: War

Jefferson’s wonderful square: 5 views from different angles

 A recent post about Jefferson’s square brought this delightful photograph of the borough from Eric Krebs. He wrote: ‘The lights and white bags with candles were placed around the Jefferson Square every Christmas by the Jefferson Brothers of the Brush. … Continue reading

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York County’s long meet up with Jeeps: From a World War II prototype to Tom Wolf’s Jeep

On the eve of the inauguration of Tom Wolf as governor of Pennsylvania, it’s an appropriate time to bring up a vehicle that helped him gain the driver’s seat of state governor. That would be Tom Wolf’s Jeep, popularized, in … Continue reading

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A community celebrates at Central Market: Surely, this is York County, Pa., at its best

Surely, this is York County, Pa., at its best. The community came together for a New Year’s celebration at Central Market. For years, the market’s hours were limited to market day. Now, this gathering place serves as such on other days – and nights. In its early years, 125-plus years ago, it served as a place for conventions and religious services and more. So the recent use of the market house for celebrations – coming together moments – such as this one represents change for the better. This photo, by the YDR’s Jason Plotkin, has served as the cover photo for the York Daily Record’s Facebook page since New Year’s. We realize we posted a ‘York County at its best’ photo in the last YorkTownSquare post. And we might have one next post. When we run across photos that say a lot about York County’s goodness, you’ll find them on this blog.

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Views of the York Gazette’s old East King Street site, then and now

Linked in/Neat stuff: Patriots who sacrificed much/Stewartstown Railroad updated The old York Gazette building is another of the turn-of-the-20th century (or before) buildings that was pulled down in York, Pa., in the 1960s and 1970s. Many of the irreplaceable buildings … Continue reading

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Of Christmas, The Christmas Truce of 1914 and great paradoxes

Veterans World War I are part of this honor roll Ebenezer Church on Fishing Creek Road in Lower Windsor Township. The Great War, as World War I was called, saw an event that history remembers. The Christmas Truce of 1914 was a … Continue reading

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Saber-wielding ‘Little Man’ stands high above rooftops in York, Pa.

This replica weather vane atop the Colonial Courthouse replica in York, Pa., is so prominent that it’s easy to miss. Dianne Bowders captured ‘the Little Man’ and told a bit about it original. Two questions: Where is the original displayed? … Continue reading

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Why study local history? Here’s how one York County school is doing it

Tom Melhorn, a local history teacher at Dallastown Area High School, says his students are curious about the Underground Railroad in York County. The William C. Goodridge House, pictured in this file photograph, is one of two York County sites … Continue reading

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York County World War II-era pictures make you feel you’re marching with the military

YorkTownSquare has put up a past post with a black and white photo of the marchers in Dallastown, Pa., post World War II. And also posted is a colorized version of that picture that covers a wall in the Metro Bank near Interstate 83 and South Queen Street in York Township. But above we have them together – an interesting comparison. You feel you’re marching with the military. The colorization of local scenes is a successful program by Metro Bank to capture community. How do we know it works? If you click on the comments button from the York Daily Record Facebook page above, you’ll find a community conversation about the photos, including a picture from a resident, Angie Deller Neff, with an arrow identifying her great uncle.

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Gettysburg’s Charley Weaver Museum, aka Soldiers National Museum, items on sale

These figures are among the 1,000-plus items to be auctioned at the Soldiers National Museum in Gettysburg today and Saturday. They represent generals wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. The Evening Sun in Hanover provided this piece of history from … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln at Hanover Junction: In 1863 … and today

This shows one of York County’s most controversial photos, particularly relevant in this season in which Abraham Lincoln passed through Hanover Junction on his way to – and his return from – delivering his Gettysburg Address. Is that Abraham Lincoln in the stovepipe hat?

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