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The Roosevelts: A York County, Pa., history

Eleanor Roosevelt is among the First Ladies – or First Ladies to be – who have stayed at the Yorktowne Hotel over the decades. She’s pictured in the venerable hotel in 1942, in the early months of World War II.

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You’ve heard the New York Wire factory whistle. But have you seen it?

Many York countians have heard the New York Wire factory steam whistle on Christmas Eve. But to see it? Well, that’s rare. You could see the steam, but not the fixture itself. So here we see the whistle as it is being dismounted from the roof of New York Wire. It’s new home will be Metso, a couple of blocks away. Which leads the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News to wonder in an editorial – New factory whistle concerts needed – whether summer concerts might be in the plans, possibly linked in with the Fourth of July fireworks at nearby Sovereign Bank (Santander) Stadium.

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JFK joined TR as U.S. presidents who visited YF: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Sept. 18, 2011

The York County Agricultural Society’s photograph collection shows presidential candidate John F. Kennedy at the 1960 York Fair. Notice the state troopers, who protected JFK, in the foreground. (See another post about JFK’s visit.) Teddy Roosevelt had also visited the … Continue reading

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Presidents visit York, alive and via funeral trains

The funeral train of James Garfield stopped in York in 1881. Check out the details: James Garfield. York’s use of a superstition — the hiring of a rainmaker — to combat a drought is just one of many notable anniversaries … Continue reading

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