Tag Archives: Jim Rudisill

Where is the ‘Red Land’ region, as in the Red Land Little League champs?

In history, Red Land, Redland or Redlands, home of the Little League World Series U.S. champs, has been viewed as residing in York County’s northern tip, loosely following the lines of the West Shore School District. Motorists on Interstate 83 … Continue reading

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York County, Pa., enjoys its big anniversaries, Part II: And there’s even more history to enjoy

The year was 1887, and Borough of York, Pa., turned into the City of York, Pa. This came exactly 100 years after the Village of York became the Borough of York. All this called for a major celebration, and the … Continue reading

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275th birthday observance of York’s founding isn’t a sexy number but may be effective, Part III

The major York County, Pa., 250 parade heads to the York Expo Center in 1999. The year-long observance of the county’s big birthday culminated in this parade, which started in Continental Square and ended on the track at the old fairgrounds

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York County community contributor compiling list of community contributors

Springettsbury Township-based Graham Packaging can create a mold for a bottle in about a day. An Arizona tea bottle mold is pictured in this York, Pa., Daily Record file photo from about five years ago. The Graham in this bottle maker’s … Continue reading

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Meet the Stricklers – and the Rubys … Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 22, 2012

More neat stuff below: Helf carpet family/Milky Way Railroad/Hancock String Band Morgan Brenner’s upcoming talk at the Lower Windsor Historical Society is officially titled “Our Strickler Heritage.” But York countian Betsy Shaw, who flagged yorktownsquare.com about the talk, writes that … Continue reading

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Story of venerable York County Strickler family not just about who begat whom

‘Our Strickler Heritage’ has been the longtime work of family member Morgan Brenner. The work tells about the life and times of this venerable Hellam Township, York County, Pa., family. Those pictured in cover illustration, courtesy of the Jim Rudisill … Continue reading

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York County scholarly journal not dense at all: Linked in with neat history stuff – Sept. 18, 2010

The Rev. Thomas Montouth, a leader in York County’s black community for decades in the early to mid-20th century, is among those featured in silhouette on the cover of The Journal of York County Heritage, a scholarly but understandable journal … Continue reading

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Yes sir, in York County, Pa., it’s pronounced ‘Yorkshur,’ just like pudding

George Hay Kain III If Yorkshire as in pudding is pronounced york-shur, why isn’t Yorkshire as in Springettsbury Township pronounced similarly instead of the local “Yorkshyer.” And Hayshire should be pronounced “Hayshur.” The man who made these points should know. … Continue reading

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York County history students take journalist to school

Jim Rudisill is seen with fellow history enthusiast Luther B. Sowers. At least a half dozen times a year, I spend time with Jim Rudisill, dean of York County history. His knowledge is so vast that every get together is … Continue reading

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