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How Springettsbury’s Old East York became Old East York

Advent Lutheran Church, decorated for the Christmas 1952 season, stands in this York County, Pa., Heritage Trust photo on the western edge of the East York Historic District, but for years it has been central to neighborhood residents as a church home and nearby gathering place. It was dedicated as the Chapel of the Advent during Advent season, 1924. When the cornerstone for this building was laid in November 1940, the East York development was about two-thirds built out.

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All about the York Factory Whistle in 10 quick links

Whistlemaster Don Ryan sports a new look, tux and all, in recognition of the York Factory Whistle’s new location on Metso in York, Pa. It was move this year from its longtime home at New York Wire on East Market Street. Another change this year is that the public can see the whistle as it operates on compressed air and the whistlemaster as he performs.

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POW camps: How many have operated in York County, 2 or 3 or 4?

Nineteenth-century artist Lewis Miller captures the façade of York, Pa.’s, Washington Hall, built in 1849. The building, sometimes referred to as the Independent Order of Odd Fellows or IOOF hall, housed overflow prisoners after the Battle of Gettysburg. Chief Surgeon Henry Palmer had threatened to resign, rather than treat Rebel wounded, according to letter writer Cassandra Small. The hospital and its satellites were military posts, so Washington Hall can be viewed as a prisoner of war camp site.

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From petroglyphs to bald eagles, Dan Meckley covers ‘Incomparable York County’

York, Pa.’s, Daniel G. Meckley III has compiled several volumes of family histories combined with York County histories. The 90-year-old former CEO has published another volume in that series, ‘York, The Comparable York County, PA,’ and it covers an array of county topics.

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Tour de York? Wheelmen raced around York Fair’s track: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Sept. 9, 2012

The fair’s track played host to auto racing, horse racing – and bicycle racing.

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By this count, York County hosted 3 military prisoner-of-war camps

The third POW camp in York County’s history can be seen as part of York’s Civil War military hospital.

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Part II: York County community contributor compiling list of community contributors

 Henry L. Yeagley, community contributor This story from the April 1948 edition of Popular Mechanics profiles former York countian Henry L. Yeagley of then Penn State College and his study of homing pigeons. Yeagley is another in a long line … Continue reading

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York County community contributor compiling list of community contributors

Springettsbury Township-based Graham Packaging can create a mold for a bottle in about a day. An Arizona tea bottle mold is pictured in this York, Pa., Daily Record file photo from about five years ago. The Graham in this bottle maker’s … Continue reading

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Memories and musings about the old Eastern Market: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 6, 2012

Also below: Route 30 in film/Good, bad times at BAE/Civil War display The old Eastern Market, mostly shrouded by a garage from public view along East Market Street, was one  of five covered markethouses operating for years in York. It … Continue reading

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Is it Harlan Street ice cream or snow cream? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: Dec. 18, 2010

This ice cream recipe calls for the substitution of snow in the making of ice cream. It’s found in Dan Meckley’s booklet “Moon Centennial,” a collection of family Christmas customs and stories. The Meckley home was on Harlan Street in … Continue reading

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