Tag Archives: Ned Spangler

Dirt track racing: It’s a longtime York County-area pastime

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: New owners for old York Post Office/The Golden Glow Ah, a spring racing evening at Williams Grove,  just over the York County, Pa., line in Cumberland County.  After a wet beginning to the 2015 racing season … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Art & artists, Black history, Cliff Satterthwaite, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Linked in/neat stuff, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, War, Wheels of York | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Dirt track racing: It’s a longtime York County-area pastime

Lincoln 150: These 10 stories link Abraham Lincoln to York County, Pa. – in life and death

The Rev. Henry E. Niles of York, Pa.’s First Presbyterian Church preached a sermon on the national day of mourning  – April 19, 1865 – after the death of Abraham Lincoln. It was reprinted and has become part of the … Continue reading

Posted in Abe Lincoln was here, Archives, all posts, Art & artists, Civil War, Explanations/controversy, Famous York visitors, For photo fans, Lewis Miller, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Lincoln 150: These 10 stories link Abraham Lincoln to York County, Pa. – in life and death

History mystery quiz: Test your York, Pa., smarts IQ

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. You never know what turns commenting on a Facebook post will take. When we posted on YDR Facebook a query about Ned Spangler, some playfully thought they saw a resemblance to the man who, … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on History mystery quiz: Test your York, Pa., smarts IQ

York County quiz II: Check out your local history smarts

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. No York County place sparks more conversation on social media than this wonderful place. Many York countians have visited this estate, and they come back with stories they’ll readily share. The York Daily Record … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Black history, Explanations/controversy, Farms, fields & mills, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, People, Women's history | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on York County quiz II: Check out your local history smarts

As usual, York County linked up with a major event – the Lincoln assassination conspiracy

York County native Edman ‘Ned’ Spangler is shown in this Library of Congress photograph. He was implicated in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln after killer John Wilkes Booth asked the stagehand at Ford’s Theater to hold the reins of … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, all posts, Civil War, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Pain & trauma, People, War | Tagged , , | Comments Off on As usual, York County linked up with a major event – the Lincoln assassination conspiracy

John Wilkes Booth gave color to Bland’s boarding school in York

John Wilkes Booth attended school in York years before he gained infamy for assassinating Abraham Lincoln. Background posts: James A. Garfield: ‘York was the capital of the United States when congress was on wheels’ and Piece of John Wilkes Booth’s … Continue reading

Posted in Abe Lincoln was here, Archives, all posts, Books & reading, Civil War, Events, Explanations/controversy, Famous York visitors, For photo fans, People, School days, War, World War II | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on John Wilkes Booth gave color to Bland’s boarding school in York