Category Archives: York County’s towns

York County history mystery: Can you ID the location of this annual festival?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Marro’s Lunch/York Barbell’s spectacular I had to look twice to figure out the location of this street festival. Can you ID the York County town that is home to this crowded annual event? The photo appeared as … Continue reading

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Susquehanna River greatly shaped York Haven: The boroughs of York County series, No. 16

Joyce Moul of York Haven Borough submitted this photo to YDR.com’s Your Photos with the notation: ‘Sun rising in York Haven Borough, December 2010.’ One would think that York Haven, a river town on York County’s east border, would see … Continue reading

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Big and small cigarmakers packed tiny Windsor – The boroughs of York County series, No. 15

Workers at Windsor borough’s Herbert Smith Cigar Co. are using cigar rolling machines in this 1951 photograph. Not so many years before, the many factories in Windsor and elsewhere in York County, Pa., rolled by hand. Windsor borough, formerly Windsorville, … Continue reading

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Then & Now: Transportation has long defined North York – Boroughs of York County series, No. 14

This Picturing History photo shows two scenes from North York, 100 years apart. The left photo shows North George Street, the main road through this borough that sits, yes, north of York City. The photo at right, courtesy of the … Continue reading

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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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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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Broadway in Hanover: Then & Now. With snow & without

Just in time for tonight’s anticipated blizzard, here’s another in the Evening Sun’s then-and-now scenes of Hanover: Picturing History. This is Broadway in Hanover, 1902 v. today. Those snow piles would point to a pretty big storm at the turn of the last century. As for Picturing History, journalism Christine Loman writes: ‘The question behind this project is simple: What does change look like?’ She and Evening Sun photographer Shane Dunlap have shown us just that.

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Restored Dallas Theatre’s marquee to signal relocated business

Another snow storm gave York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Paul Kuehnel an opportunity to make a two-fer photo: People dealing with the snow and and update on the old Dallas Theatre. Paul reports that Dallastown’s The Graphix Loft plans to restore the marquee – new lighting and fresh paint. The silk screen business, planning to open in the old theater this summer, deals with custom design and logos and all such. A company like that needs a good sign, and there could be nothing better than a former movie house marquee.

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When the weather was nice and tobacco was king in York, Pa.

We’ll go back to a summer scene on this snowy day. Here, Norman Rishel is seen in this tobacco patch on his family’s Manchester Township farm. The tobacco was rolled into cigars in Emigsville, the closest village, according to Dianne Bowders, who provided this photo and information plus other photos to YDR.com’s online gallery Your Photos. Most of York County’s tobacco was grown in its eastern part, particularly along the river. So Emigsville would have fallen into that zone. One hundred years ago, cigarmaking from this tobacco and leaves imported from elsewhere formed York County’s largest industry.

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‘Hot blobs of mint’ and other memories from Manchester and Mount Wolf

This little park is on the square of this neat York County, Pa. town. You might drive by it every day without thinking much about it. But it shows efforts to maintain community in a constantly changing county. This park sits on one of the corners of Manchester borough’s square. It’s the image that is tied to census information at YDR.com’s Census page. To find out about Manchester, check out: U.S. Census. Mount Wolf’s on there, too.

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