Tag Archives: Dallastown

York County, Pa., buildings and sites engage people: ‘This Place Matters,’ indeed

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. Nothing gets more engagement – likes, comments and shares – on York, Pa., Daily Record’s Facebook page than History Mysteries about places and buildings. Just an impression. People will engage in History Mysteries about … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, Quizzes & (fun) tests, Susquehanna, waterways, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

York County World War II-era pictures make you feel you’re marching with the military

YorkTownSquare has put up a past post with a black and white photo of the marchers in Dallastown, Pa., post World War II. And also posted is a colorized version of that picture that covers a wall in the Metro Bank near Interstate 83 and South Queen Street in York Township. But above we have them together – an interesting comparison. You feel you’re marching with the military. The colorization of local scenes is a successful program by Metro Bank to capture community. How do we know it works? If you click on the comments button from the York Daily Record Facebook page above, you’ll find a community conversation about the photos, including a picture from a resident, Angie Deller Neff, with an arrow identifying her great uncle.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, Farms, fields & mills, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, Small-town life, Susquehanna, waterways, Unsung/obscure sites, War, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Artist captures a glimpse of 1970s life in York, Pa. – racing frogs

The date appears to be 1975. Artist Cliff Satterthwaite gave an glimpse of what young people were doing that summer. On activity: Racing frogs. Interesting, at about that time, a harmful practice concerning frogs became popular in America. Licking them. Anyway, the artist wrote: ‘(N)otice the little boy chasing on.’ He believed the name on the sign is a sponsor of the event. Just another slice of York County life captured by the artist.

Posted in Antiquing & artifacts, Archives, all posts, Art & artists, Cliff Satterthwaite, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, School days, War, World War I, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

York County’s history mystery school: Where did this old clapboard one-room school sit?

Some day, we’ll post photos of all former one-room schools in York County, Pa. Well, we might not get them all, but when we run across them, we like putting them up on here. Here’s one submitted to the York Daily Record. Can you locate it?

Posted in Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, Famous York visitors, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Mail bag, Nostalgia & memories, One-room schools, People, School days, Unsung/obscure sites, York celebrities, YorkEats: Hogmaw & such | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Cameron Mitchell: Call goes out for historical marker, scholarship to honor York County’s ‘Uncle Buck’

This photograph of Cameron Mitchell was part of the collection on display in a Glen Rock Historical Preservation Society-sponsored evening this week. York County resident Bryan Sellers, whose uncle managed some of the noted Hollywood actor’s affairs, presented about the York native and brought the collection for about 100 people attending to see.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, Local journalism & Web, Nostalgia & memories, People | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday School band disbands at Dallastown’s Bethlehem United Methodist

Bethlehem United Methodist Church’s Sunday School band played its last note recently. The Dallastown, Pa., band is shown here in 1960.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, God & York County, History video channel, Local journalism & Web, Longtime York families, Music & musicians, Nostalgia & memories | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

York, Pa.’s, new Princess Street Bridge won’t allow four-lane traffic underneath. Prudent or shortsighted?

York, Pa.’s College Avenue Bridge was built to allow four-lane traffic to pass underneath, allowing for another entry/exit to York. The aging Princess Street Bridge is to be replaced with no such space for a highway to pass under its deck, effectively shuttering that four-lane vision.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Books & reading, For photo fans, God & York County, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Mail bag, Nostalgia & memories | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Many have seen this York County-area clock tower, but can you immediately locate it?

This clock tower looms over the National Watch & Clock Museum, across the Susquehanna from Wrightsville in Columbia, Pa. Dianne wrote on ydr.com’s Your Photos site: ‘The Museum entrance is marked by the Memorial Bell Tower, dedicated in 1993.’

Posted in Archives, all posts, Black history, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, History video channel, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday School orchestra plays on in York County church, as decades-old tradition continues

This is the view from atop Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Dallastown, Pa., several years ago when workers shored up about 15 feet of the 80-foot steeple on this 100-year-old church.Original deteriorating brownstones gave way to stones made from precast concrete. Far below and inside the building a Sunday school orchestra plays every week.

Posted in Archives, all posts, For photo fans, God & York County, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Longtime York families, Music & musicians, Nostalgia & memories, People, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Looking forward to Dallastown’s ‘Main Street, the Sequel’

York Sunday News column covers change in Dallastown borough in the past 50 years.

Posted in All presidential stops, Archives, all posts, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, God & York County, Local landmarks, Nostalgia & memories, Notable images, People, Small-town life, Uncategorized, War, World War II | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment