Tag Archives: Doug Winemiller

What life was like in downtown York, Pa., in World War II

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Jim Getty, Lincoln re-enactor, passes away/Think Loud’s signal tower What was life like in downtown York, Pa., in World War II? This photo of York, by way of the Stewartstown Historical Society, shows George and Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Hyson School: One of oldest one-room schools in York County, state?

Doug Winemiller of the Stewartstown, Pa., Historical Society flagged Hyson’s School in East Hopewell Township as a one-room school of particular note. This photo of the Round Hill Church Road School appeared in the first in the series of the … Continue reading

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How history mystery photos help promote, preserve York County, Pa.’s story

This history mystery photo is an example of the two to three that I post each day on the York Daily Record’s Facebook Page. The photos, taken from present and past Yorktownsquare.com posts, invariably attract extensive engagement, meaning comments, likes and shares. I often go in to answer questions as well. The audience is large considering the YDR’s Facebook pages has 22,500+ likes. I engage with readers on there and also on my own Facebook page and on Twitter. And also when you comment on this blog. These interactions are important in helping to promote and preserve York County’s history. We teach each other. I learn a lot from the commenting, probably more than I impart.

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Who can ID this mystery school in southeastern York County?: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 3, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com blog covers Pinchot Roads, Central York High School from the air, the quest for family of a Medal of Honor winner and the identity of a one-room school.

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Codorus Street Reunion packed with history, meaning: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 24, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the York County company that makes uniforms for Russian Olympians, former Olympic officials from York County and more on Preserving York’s Shady Lane picnic.

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In archaeological digs, stains cause excitement: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 9, 2012

James McClure’s yorktownsquare.com blog explores Musclecar Madness, chainsaw art, a dig in search of a military hospital and an gathering of scholars to talk about the Battle of Antietam.

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Part II: Once the biggest and most beautiful tree in York County. No more.

This is the stump of what was once called the biggest and most beautiful tree in York County – the Seidel Oak in the Bryansville area of southeastern York County. ‘The black object to the right is my hat – … Continue reading

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Part II: York County one-room schools a graduate thesis waiting to happen

This portion of a topographical map from 1910 identifies Brenneman’s School in Lower Windsor Township. It is located northeast of Yorkana. The map shows Brenneman’s stood – and still stands today as a former one-room school, in Lower Windsor Township, … Continue reading

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