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Great Depression in York, Pa.: ‘There was considerable personal suffering’

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: 113-year-old York countian/Dover ID trial’s 10th anniversary This image highlights the cover of the 2015 ‘Journal of York County Heritage,’ a journal of research about topics from York County’s past. This year’s journal topics: David E. … Continue reading

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York Hospital and its hilltop showed a different look 75 years ago

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Question about Manchester/What replaced Goodridge’s ‘skyscraper’? This hill has grown up since this photograph of the 10-year-old York Hospital was made. Today, some buildings that went up on the hill have already come down to accommodate … Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento’s first piano came from York’s Weaver Organ Company

In a 1996 scholarly paper, York College’s Van Baker said York native and Pulitzer Prizer winning composer Dominick Argento’s work ‘seem to find real people expressing their emotions clearly and convincing through song.’ Argento life and work was one of … Continue reading

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JFK’s death: A sorrowful moment etched into memories of millions

Remember the York Daily Record’s ‘Remember’ series? It’s become quite an archive of York County, Pa., oral history. Memories of Woodstock are on there. Same with York County cigarmaking. Now come memories of John F. Kennedy and that day 50 years ago (on Nov. 23) when he was slain. That day will be forever burned into our memory.

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Have a history story to tell? Consider sending it to the Journal of York County Heritage

St. Jacob’s (Stone) Church in southwestern York County, Pa., was near the remote farmhouse where a Union Army messenger was killed by a farmer just before the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Charles H. Glatfelter, who enjoyed close family ties to the church, wrote about this sad case in which the farmer, George Bear, mistook the courier for a Confederate. Rebels had been crawling around York County in the days before the battle. George Bear was a member of one of the congregations who worshipped at this union church. Dr. Glatfelter’s essay appeared in the York County Heritage Trust’s 2013 Journal of York County Heritage.

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Who was that slain Yankee messenger at York County’s Green Ridge? Part II

The fourth Journal of York County Heritage, the York County, Pa., Heritage Trust’s scholarly publication, came out in September with another slate of articles that push county scholarship ahead. All four pieces address the Civil War in York County.

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Toppled Gettysburg battlefield monument regains its footing

This well-known Gettysburg monument – the 72nd Pennsylvania’s – was reinstalled on its pedestal at the Gettysburg battlefield this week. The monument stands again at an area in which the Union line held against Pickett’s Charge on the third day of fighting 150 years ago. High winds topplied the marker right before the 150th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Women’s Club of York opens its beautiful building to the public: Linked in to history, Nov. 29, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers an upcoming Women’s Club of York event, the Journal of York County Heritage, how to learn about the Hex Murder and a new book about York College of Pennsylvania.

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Wrightsville’s Burning of the Bridge diorama tells story of adventure, history: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 28, 2012

Yorktownsquare covers a Wrightsville Civil War diorama, a “failing intersection” in York County and the Journal of York County Heritage.

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Bet you can’t resist these York Fair photographs: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Sept. 10, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Foust distillery bottles, DNA research by genealogists and an update on the Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum.

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