Tag Archives: Stewartstown Historical Society

York’s Central Market’s space is something that’s marketable

I’ve run such a scene before on this blog. That one came from a different direction, Central Market’s balcony. Like this one, it was a community event at the Central Market. That wonderful markethouse has a lot of assets, including … Continue reading

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York County, Pa., history mystery: ‘No one can identify this building’

This photograph show the Anderson/Ramsey Auto Company, whereabout unknown. Doug Winemiller of the Stewartstown Historical Society said Anderson and Ramsey operated a Buick dealership in Stewartstown starting in 1921. It is believed that Anderson and Ramsey ran dealerships in Delta and Stewartstown. Here’s the history mystery: ‘No one can identify this building,’ Doug wrote in an email. Does it say: ‘York Penna.’?

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How history mystery photos help promote, preserve York County, Pa.’s story

This history mystery photo is an example of the two to three that I post each day on the York Daily Record’s Facebook Page. The photos, taken from present and past Yorktownsquare.com posts, invariably attract extensive engagement, meaning comments, likes and shares. I often go in to answer questions as well. The audience is large considering the YDR’s Facebook pages has 22,500+ likes. I engage with readers on there and also on my own Facebook page and on Twitter. And also when you comment on this blog. These interactions are important in helping to promote and preserve York County’s history. We teach each other. I learn a lot from the commenting, probably more than I impart.

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In this York County mystery town, you’re either going up or down a hill

This post card showing a bird’s eye view of … well, what York County, Pa., town? The postcard shows the town about 100 years ago, for it was postmarked 1917. That it’s the property of the Stewartstown Historical Society might suggest its somewhere in southeastern York County.

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Gettysburg 150th: The observance is gaining interest in York County, Pa. – Linked in with neat history stuff, May 20, 2012

Lona Full and her husband Art, of Stewartstown, dressed for a Civil War-era church service in nearby Cross Roads, Pa., in 2006. “Being the ham that I am, wore it today,” she told the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News at the Cross Roads United Methodist Church, where hymns and preaching in the style of the 1860s greeted parishioners. The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will cause re-enactors, living historians and just people who want to dress in period garb to done their uniforms and dresses. The Stewartstown Historical Society, in thatr southeastern York County borough, plans a program on the Civil War on June 5.

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Country music’s Shorty Fincher: ‘Valley View is the best of the lot’: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 24, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Valley View Park, the Electric Map on the move, the Hex Murder cases explained and the closing of Fitz Brothers Eastern Market stand.

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York County’s Hex murders story: ‘Echoes and Re-echoes with intensity and interest’

Hex murder expert J. Ross McGinnis will present a program about the landmark trial that followed the arrests of the three assailants of a suspected witch.

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Who can ID this mystery school in southeastern York County?: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 3, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com blog covers Pinchot Roads, Central York High School from the air, the quest for family of a Medal of Honor winner and the identity of a one-room school.

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