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The fan club of noted artist J. Horace Rudy keeps growing in York County, Pa.

Interest in the life, times and work of York artist J. Horace Rudy is growing around York, Pa. His work appears in iconic buildings, churches and homes around here and beyond, and the growing Rudy fan club is evidence that … Continue reading

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Civil War chaplain S. Morgan Smith: This Moravian pastor went to war

Before S. Morgan Smith was an industrialist – perhaps the leading industrialist in York County, Pa.’s, history – he was a pastor. And early in his call as a minister, he served as a military chaplain. He was mustered out of the military 150 years ago, and his biographers have set up a presentation to tell about how this minister came to serve in the military.

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York County tie to Lincoln slaying: If someone asks you to hold the reins of a horse … .

If someone asks you to hold the reins to their horse, maybe take a pass. This York countian, working in Washington, D.C., received such an invitation from an actor by the name of John Wilkes Booth, who also had York County connections. Booth walked inside Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., where he assassinated Abraham Lincoln – and changed the course of the world.

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History Mystery quiz: Limited response shows York countians forget our heroes so easily

We appreciate those who responded to this History Mystery question. But there were so few who tried.This York, Pa., artist’s work has been reproduced in books around the world for his documentation of 19th-century American life. We do forget our people of accomplishment so easily. Perhaps a forthcoming book on a body of his work will bring his life, times and work back into public view.

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John Wilkes Booth bobbleheads should be hunted down and disposed of: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 11, 2012

This bobblehead doll of John Wilkes Booth is seen near an Abraham Lincoln doll at the visitors center at the Gettysburg National Military Park. The Hanover Evening Sun found visitors to the visitors center believe the bobblehead of Booth, complete … Continue reading

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Window transom honors Charles Fishel: Beautiful First Moravian Church in York, Part 8

This window transom stained glass window at York, Pa.’s, First Moravian Church is one of 31 designed by noted York County artist J. Horace Rudy. This is another in a series on those windows. Also of interest: All Rudy stained-glass … Continue reading

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Beautiful First Moravian Church in York, known for its neat features – Part IV

York, Pa., Moravian choir, pastor room windows Rudy Art Studio, a turn-of-the-20th-century York, Pa., icon, made this stained-glass window and a sister window (photo below) at York’s First Moravian Church, one of many made for the North Duke Street building. … Continue reading

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