Tag Archives: J.W. Gitt

Millard E. Gladfelter and Edgar Fahs Smith, of York, Pa.: Who were those guys?

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. The achiever above and the man with the bow-tie below were both York countians and both educators, who gained success elsewhere. Both were absolutely at the top of their fields, 50 and 100 years … Continue reading

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Change is seen in small towns – and big – around York County, Pa.

Linked in/Neat stuff: New owner for York Wallcovering/Historic Preservation matters Here’s Exhibit A indicating the transition of York County, Pa., from its industrial roots to a service and information economy. In this case, the example involves a cottage industry. Or … Continue reading

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Picturing History: How a Jacobus building changed from selling caskets and everyday furniture to antique accessories

Linked in/Neat stuff: York’s Factory Whistle/Glen Rock’s Carolers Picturing History: Grey Beard’s Antiques in Jacobus, formerly Leader Furniture http://t.co/hZVDj0J6cq — YDR online (@ydrcom) December 27, 2014 ‘Picturing History,’ YDR.com’s before-and-after, then-and-now series took to the road, to Jacobus, Pa. The … Continue reading

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Angel tree rises at York County’s Pleasant Acres. That works.

An angel tree at Pleasant Acres. That’s about right. A white pine chainsawed into an angel now greets you at the entrance of Pleasant Acres Nursing Home in Springettsbury Township. This is another example of chainsaw art that is going up all over York County.

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York newspaper endorsement of Ronald Reagan represented break with support of Dems

The endorsement of Ronald Reagan in 1984 represented a break in Democratic endorsements on the York Daily Record and The Gazette and Daily editorial pages.

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Nine publishers have sat in top chair at York Daily Record/The Gazette and Daily in past 100 years

During the Snowpocalypse in February 2010, the York Daily Record/Sunday News did not follow its customary digital first strategy. In fact, it was digital only. With no power at its company offices, the York Daily Record/Sunday News newsroom staff gathered … Continue reading

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World War II paper shortages prompted change in York, Pa., newspaper size and format

The Gazette and Daily of York, Pa., started in World War II as a broadsheet, a full-sized newspaper. It exited the war as a tab or tabloid size (see image below.) Wartime newsprint shortages prompted the change. A present-day reader … Continue reading

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Check out these iconic YDR photos fit for Facebook timeline: Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 30, 2012

Tractor’s square dance, yes square dance, at a recent Pennsylvania Farm Show. This photo, one of several available by the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News, is available for posting on Facebook’s new timeline feature. If you’re not a fan of … Continue reading

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Outhouses common in York only 40 years ago: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Dec. 4, 2011

This Walt Partymiller cartoon, titled ‘But Few Care,’  is typical of those he penned for The (York, Pa.) Gazette and Daily for more than 30 years. This Jan. 23, 1968, cartoon captured the moment, indicating York City officials stonewalling against … Continue reading

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Those were the days in York County, Pa. Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Aug. 31, 2011

Before trucks and supermarkets, meat and produce was delivered door-to-door via wagon. Glen Rock’s Henry Seitz’s wagon is shown here. That’s Henry, center, near the wall. Sherman Seitz is at right and Oscar L. Seitz is left. Every town around … Continue reading

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