Category Archives: York Revs/pros

York County canneries: After you picked the fruit, here’s where it ended up

This cannery is identified as the New Park Canning House, operated by Louis P. Colgan in the 1920s. York County, Pa., had many such businesses, and some operate today. It was southern York County’s bountiful agricultural products, vast orchards and large canneries that prompted the U.S. to send German prisoners-of-war to that region in World War II. The Stewartstown Historical Society is looking for information on southern York County canning houses for an upcoming program.

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Does anyone remember York, Pa.’s, Colonial Days?

‘Here’s a “lost Satterthwaite” for your collection,’ ex-Yorker and Florida journalist Gary Dutery wrote on my Facebook page. ‘I wonder if anyone remembers York, Pa.’s “Colonial Days?” ‘ Gary went on to tell his a story about fellow York ex-pat artist Cliff Satterthwaite, now living in Fredericksburg, Va.

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3 photos from 3 different sports add to memories about 3 York County stars

The YDR’s Throwback Thursday series starts with an interview with West York’s Travis Hoffman, who threw ‘The Pass’ that enabled Kennard-Dale’s Adam Miller to score his 2,000th point in front of a home crowd. Here’s Travis’ take on that 1990s moment prep basketball moment: ‘”I scored over 1,000 career points, but I am forever remembered for a turnover! Playing Kennard-Dale and in my opinion, the best player in the history of York County basketball, Adam Miller, we were getting blown out.’

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York’s Central Market’s space is something that’s marketable

I’ve run such a scene before on this blog. That one came from a different direction, Central Market’s balcony. Like this one, it was a community event at the Central Market. That wonderful markethouse has a lot of assets, including … Continue reading

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Where does this York County history mystery wood carving sit?

Here’s a mystery photo to locate. It’s a carving of a wolf, and it sits on public display in a York County, Pa., town. Can you place it? (See answer below). Hint: Think about the animal in the carving.

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York Area Sports Night at 50: ‘I want to put on a show for children to meet their heroes’

Brooks Robinson has visited York County many times, including a visit in the 1950s in which he made his professional baseball debut. York Area Sports Night brought him here in 2005. Here, he acknowledges Sports Night fans in at Central … Continue reading

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Prep sports season start brings question: Who is the greatest athlete from York County?

The start of the prep football season brings to mind a former York, Pa., High athlete who is now in the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Chris Doleman is seen in his high school photo. He went on to football greatness at the University of Pittsburgh and then in pro ball with the Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons.

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Bruce Arians part of a short list of big celebs, achievers with York County roots

Bruce Arians, a William Penn High School graduate, is seen here in 2007 after his promotion to offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has since received yet another promotion: to head coach of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. He is among a slew of achievers from York County, Pa., who played big on the national stage.

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York’s West Princess Street helped form foundation for Julia Hines-Harris’ successes: Linked in to history, June 21, 2013

Dr. Julia Hines-Harris retired after 36 years in York, Pa., City School District. Her last position was assistant superintendent for secondary education. She later became a pastor. Those are her credentials but there’s a big picture view of this educator who died this week. She spent her lifetime as an advocate for children.

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Amish and Mennonites: Don’t know much about Pennsylvania Dutch history? Linked in with neat history stuff, May 14, 2012

The Amish and Mennonites fascinate folks but how often do you have an opportunity to increase your understanding of these Pennsylvania Dutch denominations? Old Order Amish and Mennonite historians who will discuss the topic of “Amish and Mennonite: History of Growing Faith Communities” on Monday, June 10, 7:00 PM at Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, in Ephrata, Lancaster County.

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