Tag Archives: Der Belsnickel

History mystery photo: You might think this is Halloween garb, but wrong holiday

York, Pa., history mystery person: Wrong holiday. This isn’t Halloween garb, as maybe you thought at first. What holiday is this figure associated with, and what are figures such as this one commonly called?

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Abe Lincoln post leads the pack in yorktownsquare.com’s Top 10 most viewed of 2012

Abe Lincoln leads the pack of yorktownsquare.com’s Top 10 most viewed posts of 2012

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Susquehanna River bridges: ‘Just thought you might enjoy’: Linked in to history, Dec. 8, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers links for the bridges of the Susquehanna, the origin of Shoney’s eateries, Der Belsnickel (Belsnickle) and York County’s relationship with marijuana.

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Obscure York hallway features famous newspaper front pages: Linked in to history, Dec. 6, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers links to historic newspaper front pages, Der Belsnickel and Rob Evans art

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Der Belsnickel of the Pennsylvania Dutch: ‘He looked scary and carried a sack of presents’

Belsnickle was a figure in Pennsylvania Dutch culture, a prototype of Santa Claus, albeit paradoxically with a well-intentioned mean streak.

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