Tag Archives: Red Lion

In Red Lion: Working on the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad, Part II

Linked in/Neat stuff: Old Tanger Hardware/Hershey antique auto show The upcoming holiday season represents a favorite time to see model train displays around York County, Pa. Here’s a permanent display, a look at the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad line. It’s … Continue reading

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History Mystery quiz: What was John Wilkes Booth’s connection to York, Pa.?

At a recent Leadership York class that I was part of, the topic came up. Did you know John Wilkes Booth spent time in York, Pa.? Class members were surprised. But when and where?

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In Red Lion, Pa.: Working on the Ma & Pa Railroad

Jan Barnhart of the Red Lion Area Historical Society emailed in an update about Ma & Pa Railroad station renovations in the borough. The historical group has been working on the station for about 15 years and is finishing restoration work there, including the relaying of the rails.

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7 more history quizzes to test your York smarts

It’s interesting how quickly we forget those who have built this community. I regularly put up photographs of these achievers on YDR’s Facebook page. Sometimes, the people of accomplishment receive little recognition. You can tell by the low number of likes, comments and shares on Facebook. Still, it’s important for us to know these greats, so we’ll keep telling their stories on Facebook and on this blog.

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How a York, Pa., man documented famous Masons – and even anti-Masons

Author/educator/storyteller Judy Wolfman was visiting Country Meadows Retirement Community in West Manchester Township recently when someone handed her this compilation of ‘Masonic Articles I Have Written.’ C. Clark Julius wrote this as an author’s preface: ‘I am a historian and enjoy hunting prominent people and finding whether they are Masons. This lead to the 68 articles I have written and have again had many requests to put them in book form.’ Thus, the book

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Big and small cigarmakers packed tiny Windsor – The boroughs of York County series, No. 15

Workers at Windsor borough’s Herbert Smith Cigar Co. are using cigar rolling machines in this 1951 photograph. Not so many years before, the many factories in Windsor and elsewhere in York County, Pa., rolled by hand. Windsor borough, formerly Windsorville, … Continue reading

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History mystery doorknobs: Yes, they’re engraved with ‘YC,’ and they’re attached to what doors?

The York Daily Record/Sunday News’ photographer Chris Dunn captured these engraved doorknobs while on assignment recently. Where was that assignment, or more, directly, in what building do these doorknobs – and doors – reside? That’s the history mystery were posing here.

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York County history mystery intersection: It’s one to avoid, wherever it is

This is York County, Pa.’s, Longstown, where Mount Rose and Cape Horn roads meet, circa 1948. The same crossroads is pictured above.

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York County school machete attack survivor: ‘The future will show me exactly what it’s for’

Recent Red Lion grad Sarah Amspacher sits at the memorial at North Hopewell-Winterstown Elementary School in Winterstown, Pa. As a kindergartener, she survived an attack by machete wielding William Michael Stankewicz.

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Are there any York County pharmacies with old-fashioned soda fountains?

Glen Rock’s John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel noticed a photograph of the now-closed Loyer’s Pharmacy soda fountain in Red Lion, Pennsylvania., on yorktownsquare.com recently, and he sent along these photographs of Glen Rock Drug Store’s soda fountain circa 1913.

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