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7 stories about Fastnachts and other York County delicacies

What do raw Fastnachts look like? Todd Kister, at Manchester Union Fire Company, gives a demo. He was there as part of preparations for a Manchester Christ Lutheran/Zion View Quickel Church annual Shrove Tuesday Fastnacht sale.

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If you stood in this York Township field today: ‘You’d be under water’

This is how Lake Redman looked before it was Lake Redman. Lureen Brown provided these photos of that snowy York Township countryside as it looked in 1961. This photo looks across the hill as it comes down from Jacobus. Five years later, lake waters flooded this land. The boat landing at Lake Redman is roughly where the big hill meets the ridge, left center. Lureen Brown said if you’d stand in that field today: ‘You’d be under water.’

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A shipping trunk and a search for Pa. Dutch woman Emma Schafer’s relatives

Tracy Foster bought this shipping trunk at an sale. Now she’s trying to find the family of Emma Schafer, named on the trunk. Also of interest: When ‘Sauer Kraut’ loaned its name to this Pennsylvania Dutch neighborhood in York. Tracy … Continue reading

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When ‘Sauer Kraut’ loaned its name to this Pennsylvania Dutch neighborhood in York

This view, looking north on South George Street shows York, Pa.’s, ‘Sauer Kraut Hill’ today. Edwin Greiman gave the boundaries of the largely German neighborhood in the late 1800s as running on South George Street between Maple and South streets. The district is hardly a hill but is part of the elevation as George Street rises from its Codorus Creek crossing. St. Mary’s Church is slightly north of Greiman’s boundaries. But this church, popular with German Catholics, attests to the German concentration in that part of York. Greiman’s ‘Memoirs’ show how Penn Park served as a playground for youngsters in the neighborhood.

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Will American Pickers Mike and Frank pick Rosenmiller collection? Linked in to York County history, 1/10/12

Yorktownsquare.com covers Fred Rosenmiller’s antique collection, steroid use and York County, Pennsylvania Dutch dialect and Jeffrey Shaara’s pending visit to York County.

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Part II: 100 stories about Fissel finger in southern York County: Any one could be true

This pinky finger was found in the wall of an old house near Fissel’s Church in the Glen Rock area. Perhaps there’s a solution now as to why that digit was in there. (Click to enlarge (if you dare). Additional … Continue reading

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In this day of mergers, Hanover plans opening of not 1, but 2 museums: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 20, 2012

  The other day, Hanover unveiled plans for an expanded and relocated fire museum. Now comes 75th-anniversary plans by R.H. Sheppard Co. to develop a museum on the 500 block of Broadway in Hanover. The Hanover Evening Sun reports that … Continue reading

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Will American Pickers pick York County to mine for rusty gold?

Mike Wolfe and his shorter sidekick, Frank Fritz, are reportedly on their way to Pennsylvania sometime in the next three months. The reality show’s producers are looking places for the American Pickers to, well, pick (antiques). Also of interest: Springetts … Continue reading

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Pierceville, York County, Pa. Where is that?

The Mummert farm rests along Fair School Road in the Pierceville Run District in southwestern York County. A caption with this photograph, from the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News, states: ‘The buildings, fields, tree lines and wood lots tell the … Continue reading

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Civil War site to add former World War II POW housing: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Sept. 7, 2011

The National Park Service in Gettysburg, Pa., is seeking to secure land and a structure that is more famous for its World War II history. The Hanover Evening Sun reports that the art deco-styled Gettysburg Armory housed German prisoners during … Continue reading

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