Tag Archives: Daisy Myers

Off-year, off-season election musings: Leader and Wolf families have impact on York County, Pa.

This is a story of two front pages and two venerable York, Pa., families. Next to the York Daily Record copy machine the other day, I ran across a copy of The Gazette and Daily front page. One of our … Continue reading

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5 more history mysteries to test your York smarts

Last week, I posted five history mystery quizzes originally posed to YDR Facebook readers. This week, the first two – the one above and immediately below – were posted to my Facebook page. I put past posts on YDR Facebook and the daily posts on my page. Many also go on my Twitter stream. I hope you enjoy and engage by clicking on comments, likes and share. And remember, click on the “goog.le” link, if stumped.

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‘Downton Abbey’ Tea Tuesday and black history jazz time at the York County HeritageTrust

‘Downton Abbey’ Tea Tuesday and black history jazz time planned at the York County Heritage Trust.

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10 questions to test your York, Pa., smarts, 2011 edition

A crane lifts York, Pa.’s, 2007 Christmas tree from a trailer and temporarily plants it in Continental Square. Citizens Bank, formerly First National Bank among other predecessors, sits in the background. The bank is closing that office in February. Also of … Continue reading

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Part IV: York, Pa., without the Yorktowne Hotel? Unimaginable.

The ‘Overnight Success’ booklet marked the 70 anniversary of the Yorktowne Hotel in 1995. The financially troubled Yorktowne carries all kinds of meaning on its tall shoulders. (See back cover of this publication, available at York County libraries, below.) Also … Continue reading

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Follow these links to learn more about civil rights pioneer Daisy Myers of York, Pa.

Daisy Myers, right, and  George Leader addressed a session of the 25th annual conference on Black History in Pennsylvania at York College in 2002. A York Daily Record editorial granted roses to the meeting of Myers and Leader: ‘To the … Continue reading

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‘Levittown’ tells about the Myers family’s quest to live the American dream – in York, Pa., too

David Kushner’s “Levittown” tells the story of the York, Pa.’s Bill and Daisy Myers and the discrimination they faced after moving into a new house in Bucks County’s Levittown in 1957. Background posts: Future Yorker Daisy Myers’ harassment in Levittown … Continue reading

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