Category Archives: York County’s towns

That was Tropical Storm Agnes: ‘My mother-in-law … they took her out of the second story window by boat’

This History Mystery quiz captured the interest of York, Pa., Daily Record Facebook readers. It reached more than 50,000 and attracted, 268 likes, 134 comments and 226 shares. One commenter remembered:  ‘My mother-in-law lived on the corner and they took her … Continue reading

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This York County town borrowed its name from its postmaster. And his name wasn’t even Jacobus

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Ever hear of Myrtle Louise Stonesifer-King?/Year of Pa. barns Jacobus, Pa., is York County’s newest incorporated town – a little known fact. The borough came about in 1929, when its name was changed from New Paradise. … Continue reading

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History Mystery photo: Surely, this is York County, Pa., at its best – with lights on or off

Some YorkTownSquare readers have seen this wonderful photograph before. Perhaps you found it easy to ID the location. Maybe the road signs gave it away. Or perhaps you’re stumped. Well, the answer is below, with a fun wrinkle. It’s the … Continue reading

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Remembering Agnes: ‘Spring Grove’s Worst Flood’

This is the cover of a booklet published by Walt Geiger and Dave Leonard to show the impact of Tropical Storm Agnes on the Spring Grove,Pa., area. ‘Codorus Creek crests 96 inches deeps at mill dam, topping 1933 record of 54 inches,’ an introduction to the photo booklet states. Here, water spills onto Spring Grove’s main street from a Glatfelter loading dock.

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West Manchester Township’s village of Shiloh took its name from a nearby Union church

West Manchester’s Shiloh Evangelical Lutheran Church is portrayed by an unknown artist as it appeared in the early 1900s. The rendering was recently donated to the church as part of an anniversary celebration. Also of interest: Where did the trolley … Continue reading

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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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