Tag Archives: Farquhar Park

Check out your York Smarts about famous area athletes from the past

York countians value – and remember – their athletes. That’s particularly so when you quiz residents on those who excelled locally or nationally. This athlete and her accomplishments particularly resonated with York, Pa., Facebook fans who engaged with the quiz. One reason among many: She came back and became a popular coach. Test your York Smarts on this quiz, two other sports quizzes below as well as several quizzes on other topics. A good Thanksgiving Day pastime, as well.

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Some York County photos are just hard to get: Check out your York history smarts

John F. M. Wolfe, a student of York County aviation, told the story of this painting. The painting was hanging in Warner’s warehouse but was not at eye level. So a photographer got up in a forklift to get this eye-level picture. It appears in John Wolfe’s ‘Profiles of Aviation.’ So that’s the back story. Can you answer this quiz and those below?

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Sit it out or dance at the 1807 York Fair? York fathers said … sit it out

Jim Driskell of First St. John’s Lutheran Church in York provided this action by York Borough relating to the York Fair in 1807. Long and short, it call for a ban on dancing at the York Fair, then situated with borough limits. Violators would pay $5, a tidy sum in those days ‘A member of our congregation felt that you might get a kick out of a document … ,’ Jim wrote. Yes, indeed. As it turns out, the York Fair faced more challenges than this. It was canceled about 10 years later after a death at the annual event. The fair did not resume until the 1850s.

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In Hanover, Evening Sun’s newsroom moving into former Tanger Hardware space

These steps lead to … well upstairs at The Evening Sun’s new digs in the old Tanger Hardware building, 37 Broadway, in downtown Hanover, Pa. The newsroom and advertising departments will work in the top two floors of former retailer.

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Colorful fall foliage surrounds York, Pa. history mystery sites

The town is no mystery. And the train is from Steam into History’s excursion service. That’s no mystery because it’s the only train running on those tracks nowadays. So here’s the mystery. How many times did Abraham Lincoln pass through Glen Rock, Pa.?

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How Kiwanis Lake has changed since it was developed in 1952

‘Picturing History’ captures a then & now scene from Kiwanis Lake. Sometimes, Kiwanis Lake is mushed in with nearby Farquhar Park. But this list from the City of York separates it out among the 25 parks listed on its website. Check out that list of 25. How many parks have you visited?

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Kiwanis Lake: York countians have stayed at home there for decades

Kiwanis Lake, scene of York, Pa., Labor Day observances today, is seen in 1952. The island is now landscaped with trees and a miniature Statue of Liberty. Labor Day observances have been going on for years.

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York County, Pa., icons met up at Sunday afternoon concert

A combination of York County, Pa., community icons came together over the weekend at Farquhar Park. The venerable Spring Garden Band, originating before the Civil War, played 12 works. Their bandstand was the beautifully restored Farquhar Park Gazebo. The park itself, York’s second oldest after Penn Park, is a popular place to stroll – or enjoy a concert. The Avenues Neighborhood Association, representing an old and well-preserved sections of the city of York, sponsored the gathering. This was a gathering of memories and with meaning.

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White roses mark the spot at Albemarle Park: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 21, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the Boy Scouts’ ‘Perversion Files,’ Albemarle Park and the death of media entrepreneur Joseph Rosenmiller.

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A view of the old Whitehull Airport hanger today: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 31, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com cover a blue moon, cleaning out York City Hall’s attic and Central York High School’s historians.

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