Category Archives: Women’s history

Textile museum to explore York County’s long link with carding, weaving and spinning

Alpacas such as those seen here on Shady Pine Farms in North Hopewell Township are relatively new to York County, Pa., soil. But as the desire for natural fibers has grown in America, this South American animal is increasingly seen around York County, a county that is no stranger to working in the carding, weaving and spinning business. In fact, a museum is opening to educate and observe York County’s long relationship with textiles.

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York, Pa., History Mystery: Can you ID Hollywood actress Elaine Ryan’s career change?

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. More focus today on YorkTownSquare on people who make York County, Pa., proud. When thinking about this History Mystery person, Elaine Ryan, you could say: What a career change! Also of interest: Check out … Continue reading

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York History Mystery community builder told young women: ‘Don’t be a cookie cutter’

Here’s another quiz resulting from YorkTownSquare’s initiative this year to remember community builders from York, Pa.’s past. Check out the comments about this mystery woman and you’ll find quite a tribute. My comment: ‘It seems the great people – … even from the generation that just passed – escape our individual and collective memories so quickly.’ But people do remember this builder. Karen Hostetter commented about our mystery guest, giving York photographer Bill Schintz credit for ‘capturing such a stunning portrait… .’ She wrote: ‘She will always be one of my favorite people and mentors. She used to tell us as young members of Women in Communications (now AWIC), “Don’t be a cookie cutter.” as she stood there in purple sunglasses and colorful striped skirt and top. (The mystery achiever) showed us how to be true to ourselves and not just in our attire.’

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York County, Pa., History Mystery: This old, historic iron bridge intrigues people

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. Who would’ve thought that an old iron bridge would have generated so much interest. (Check out the likes, comments and shares ). But its popularity just reflects that many people have seen it, driven … Continue reading

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Keystone Auctions’ York venue, former Visiting Nurse Association building, combines historic location, grand interior – Part 2

When Keystone Auctions LLC acquired the longtime home of the Visiting Nurse Association, the new operator found a cache of pictures in the attic, including this portrait. And what an informative cache it is. It shows nurses at work early … Continue reading

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Keystone Auctions’ venue, former York VNA building, combines historic location and grand interior

If you’re involved in the sales of antiques, why not do business from an antique building? That’s what Keystone Auctions is doing at 218 E. Market St., York. This view of the former Visiting Nurse Association office – and Keystone’s … Continue reading

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Mary Berg and her diary made her ‘Anne Frank before Anne Frank': Now visible to York County and the world

Journalists at the York, Pa., Daily Record occasionally hear stories about people who have accomplished much on the national stage residing in York County retirement communities. We pursue those stories. Sometimes, the reports are true; sometimes not. Other times, the achievers do not want the spotlight. The case of noted writer Zora Neale Hurston comes to mind, although the spotlight would have helped this financially beleaguered Harlem Renaissance author. Hurston’s accomplishments were unknown in her later years in Florida, and in fact, her burial site has not been located. The YDR – and most of the rest of the world – did not know about the fame of the late diarist Mary Berg when she lived for many years in York County. But thanks to Mike Argento’s profile, we know her now.

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Check out your York Smarts about famous area athletes from the past

York countians value – and remember – their athletes. That’s particularly so when you quiz residents on those who excelled locally or nationally. This athlete and her accomplishments particularly resonated with York, Pa., Facebook fans who engaged with the quiz. One reason among many: She came back and became a popular coach. Test your York Smarts on this quiz, two other sports quizzes below as well as several quizzes on other topics. A good Thanksgiving Day pastime, as well.

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Voni and Lorrayne Grimes to be in spotlight of ‘musical extravaganza’

This is vintage Voni B. Grimes, talking to residents in a York, Pa., city neighborhood several years ago as the rain falls. Grimes and his wife, Lorrayne, will be honored for such civic involvement at gathering on Nov. 30 at Small A.M.E. Church in York.

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Garvine Mill, aka Anderson’s and Rock Run Mill, stands tall in southeastern York County

Linked in/Neat stuff: Hanover memories/Gettysburg’s colorful train station Many of York County, Pa.’s, one-time inventory of more than 300 mills are gone or deteriorating. Southeastern York County’s Garvine Mill, seen at Woodbine and Garvine Mill roads near Fawn Grove, stands … Continue reading

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