Tag Archives: June Lloyd

York County’s and U. of Maryland’s Florence Gipe: ‘You train dogs, you educate nurses”

Florence Gipe was a York countian of accomplishment – professor and the first dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Her accomplishments were brought to light in a recent column by June Lloyd in the York Sunday News.

Posted in Antiquing and artifacts, Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, People, Women's history | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The 4 Yorkbloggers still writing about history. But make that 5.

Readers discovered the old York, Pa., Hiway Theater in June 2013 when Yorkblogger Joan Concilio compiled reader memories of the long-gone moviehouse. This is one way that Yorkbloggers ply their craft: They ask for – and receive information and memories from others. They bring it together and redistribute it in a winsome way so that others might enjoy the moments.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Nostalgia & memories, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

York, Pa., had a famous V-J Day kissing scene, too

You’ve all seen the photo of the famous V-J Day kiss in New York City (see below). Well, York County, Pa., scored its own such kiss that evening as well, as shown in this photo from The Gazette and Daily.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Notable images, People, War, World War II | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Newberry Street great for York snow photos: ‘You have a hill, a curve, and interesting architecture’

This York, Pa., scene from weekend storm went viral on the York Daily Record’s Facebook page and beyond – and rightfully so. The color is gorgeous. YDR photographer Paul Kuehnel responded to the more than 600 ‘likes’ and comments: ‘Newberry St. is a favorite snow place for me. You have a hill, a curve, and interesting architecture.’ When asked what provided the red in this photo, Paul emailed back that he believes its a hawthorne berry or some other type of berry. ‘I liked the green car contrast,’ he wrote.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Bad weather, Delta Welsh quarryman, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Longtime York families, Made in York, Mail bag, Nostalgia & memories, Notable images, Unsung/obscure sites, War, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Here’s a 1944 view of ‘Yorkites.’ A sample of York County, Pa., today would look different

This photograph of a cross-section of York County, Pa., residents appears in Life magazine in June 1944 with an article: ‘These Are the People Who Answer the Gallup Poll Questions.’ Yorkblogger June Lloyd found the article in York County Heritage Trust library files.

Posted in All politics is local, Archives, all posts, Black history, Books & reading, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, Local journalism & Web, Notable images, People, The Pennsylvania Dutch, War, Women's history, World War II | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

250 years ago, Paxton Boys massacred remnant of once-mighty Susquehannocks

This drawing, from a 1720 Herman Moll map, shows a Susquehannock village in York County, Pa. A remnant of the Susquehannocks, York County dominant American Indian tribe, were victims of a massacre in 1763. The 250th anniversary of the massacre of the Conestoga Indians by the a group that history calls the Paxton Boys will be held in Lancaster Dec. 13-14.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Events, Explanations/controversy, Genealogy/research, Mail bag, Notable images, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

York County’s British POW Camp Security was not that secure, drawing shows

This scene of Springettsbury Township’s Camp Security is one of several drawn by British prisoner Roger Lamb incarcerated at this American Revolution POW camp. It will go on display at a public fundraising event to purchase land where the camp sat in 1781 to 1783. York, County, Pa.’s, Camp Security is the last remaining undeveloped POW camp from the American Revolution.

Posted in American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, Famous York visitors, For photo fans, Genealogy/research, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Notable images, Uncategorized, Unsung/obscure sites, War | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

York’s South George Street as you’ve never seen it: Linked in to history, 2/18/13

This photograph from on high shows South George Street in York as you’ve never seen it – from the belltower of an old firehall

Posted in Archives, all posts, Black history, Explanations/controversy, Fires & firefighters, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Mail bag, Nostalgia & memories, Notable images, People, Pets & animals, Uncategorized, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

York County’s POW Camp Security sparks wide interest – from historians to ghosts

Camp Security stories sparks wide interest – from both historians and those collecting ghosts stories

Posted in American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, Famous York visitors, Farms & fields, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, People, Uncategorized, War | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Declaration of Independence signer James Smith to be honored – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 25, 2012

The annual reading of the Declaration of Independence is set for James Smith’s gravesite in the First Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Posted in American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Civil War, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, People, Unsung/obscure sites, War, York Barbell | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment