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Remember the Mirrored Ball at York’s Bon-Ton? Know what became of it?

Check out these old photos from the 1940s through 1960s of downtown York, Pa., at Christmastime, and look for the Remember series story at http://www.ydr.com/remember.

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This picture captures York, Pa., at its zenith

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. This image brings people back to another time – a post-World War II moment in which York Pa.’s retail might was at its height. York City’s population crested in 1950 at about 60,000, and … Continue reading

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When a York, Pa., Santa smelled like Noxema and witch hazel

This photo is framed and hangs in the homes of York County, Pa., sisters Joan Bitzer and Carolyn Fink Mosser. It is part of a story that crosses several icons from York County’s past – the Christmas shopping season, Santa’s arrival in York via airplane and his climb up the ladder to Bon-Ton.

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When Santa visited York in nights of Christmases past

Check out these old photos from the 1940s through 1960s of downtown York, Pa., at Christmastime, and look for the Remember series story at http://www.ydr.com/remember.

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A hot York County news cycle that will live long in memory

Patrick Dahlheimer, Chad Gracey, and Chad Taylor, right, members of the band Live, are seen with York City Councilman Michael Helfrich in the former Maple Press/Bi-Comp building in York this week. The trio, performing as Gracious Few, purchased the old … Continue reading

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Santa’s seat at York’s old Bon-Ton: ‘Think of the hundreds … that sat on Santa’s lap on the chair’

Autumn House residents can now enjoy the velvet-and-gold-trimmed chair that was part of Christmas at The Bon-Ton in York, Pa., for decades. Background posts: Ho, ho, ho – uh, Santa, hold on, The Grumbachers: ‘Builders and Heroes,’ Part III and … Continue reading

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Emailer links Roosevelt Avenue Airport, Downtown York Bon-Ton – and Santa

Santa’s annual visit to the Bon-Ton and downtown York, Pa., came after he landed first in the York Airport along Roosevelt Avenue and later its Thomasville location. Background posts: Ho, ho, ho – uh, Santa, hold on, The Grumbachers: ‘Builders … Continue reading

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Ho, ho, ho – uh, Santa on that York Bon-Ton ladder, hold on

With a one-arm wave as the other firmly grasps the ladder, Santa greets the crowd before his entry into York’s Bon-Ton in his annual visit to York. Background posts: The Grumbachers, Builders and Heroes and York scores another first: Wal-Mart’s entry … Continue reading

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