Category Archives: Women’s history

York County’s and U. of Maryland’s Florence Gipe: ‘You train dogs, you educate nurses”

Florence Gipe was a York countian of accomplishment – professor and the first dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Her accomplishments were brought to light in a recent column by June Lloyd in the York Sunday News.

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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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Pennsylvania political roads now leading to York County, Pa.

Scott Wagner is the latest York countian to make statewide political news after voters wrote him in to victory in a special election for a State Senate seat that covers most of York County. York, Pa., has seen several of its politicos gain high state rank in recent years.

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Dancing at the Yorktowne: ‘I … drew it while they were dancing’

This is former York artist Cliff Satterthwaite’s rendition of the 1976 bicentennial dance (he believes) at the Yorktowne Hotel. ‘I (plein-air”) drew it while they were dancing,’ he wrote in an email. We appreciate Cliff sending these along. His work documents life in York County 40 to 50 years ago, a period covered in photography but in a special way with Cliff Satterthwaite’s well-trained eye and hand. Also

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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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York County must not forget Wrightsville’s slain fighting man, revisited

When the Confederates approached the Wrightsville and its Susquehanna River Bridge in late-June 1863, a thin line of Union defenders awaited them. The rebel assault commenced, leaving one man – a black fighting man – dead in the trench he had just dug. He was the only known mortality in the Battle of Wrightsville. He’ll probably remain unknown, but he doesn’t have to be unrecognized. The York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News continued its opinion page series supporting a movement to permanently honor this hero.

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York’s old Codorus Street neighborhood: ‘I didn’t know one family that didn’t get along with another’

York, Pa.’s Codorus Street neighborhood is seen in this page from a book from a past reunion. Former residents of the neighborhood have been meeting annually in reunions and plan to do so again this year.

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York, Pa., landmark: ‘The house with a garden wall’

The former Gamble mansion on South Duke Street and East Cottage Place is often identified by its brick wall. It has long been a York, Pa.’s landmark

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A shipping trunk and a search for Pa. Dutch woman Emma Schafer’s relatives

Tracy Foster bought this shipping trunk at an sale. Now she’s trying to find the family of Emma Schafer, named on the trunk. Also of interest: When ‘Sauer Kraut’ loaned its name to this Pennsylvania Dutch neighborhood in York. Tracy … Continue reading

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How the deep freeze of 2014 produces often overlooked victims in York, Pa.

Just as firefighters and police officers, journalists are first responders in time of emergencies – such as the deep freeze of January 2014. In that role, they meet people in need. York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photojournalist Jason Plotkin was … Continue reading

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