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York, Pa., had a famous V-J Day kissing scene, too

You’ve all seen the photo of the famous V-J Day kiss in New York City (see below). Well, York County, Pa., scored its own such kiss that evening as well, as shown in this photo from The Gazette and Daily.

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York Daily Record/Sunday News to don different, more contemporary dress

For years, The Gazette and Daily of York, Pa., offered an annual calendar. Here, the calendar for 1943 offers a last look at Indian Rock area before the flood control dam went in. By the time the calendar came out, the dam was up offering a modicum of flood protection. Much as changed in the 70 years since this calendar was issued. The newspaper became a tab that year, to save newsprint in World War II. It’s not a broadsheet. And its name has changed. It’s now the York Daily Record. In about two months, the York Daily Record/Sunday News will get a new look as will its ydr.com flagship website.

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4 images show the the rise and fall of venerable A.B. Farquhar Co.

The Gazette and Daily calendar for 1970 shows the the A.B. Farquhar Co.’s North George St., York, plant and part of its product line. ‘The A.B. Farquhar company plant as it appeared in 1904, when the now-abandoned factory was the … Continue reading

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Nine publishers have sat in top chair at York Daily Record/The Gazette and Daily in past 100 years

During the Snowpocalypse in February 2010, the York Daily Record/Sunday News did not follow its customary digital first strategy. In fact, it was digital only. With no power at its company offices, the York Daily Record/Sunday News newsroom staff gathered … Continue reading

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The more things change in York newspapering, the more they stay the same. Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 24, 2012

York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News Sports Editor Chris Otto flagged this front page from Jan. 15, 1972, showing a major East Market Street, York, fire. The large use of photographs resembles those used in recent years at the newspaper for … Continue reading

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World War II paper shortages prompted change in York, Pa., newspaper size and format

The Gazette and Daily of York, Pa., started in World War II as a broadsheet, a full-sized newspaper. It exited the war as a tab or tabloid size (see image below.) Wartime newsprint shortages prompted the change. A present-day reader … Continue reading

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Check out these iconic YDR photos fit for Facebook timeline: Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 30, 2012

Tractor’s square dance, yes square dance, at a recent Pennsylvania Farm Show. This photo, one of several available by the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News, is available for posting on Facebook’s new timeline feature. If you’re not a fan of … Continue reading

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10 more questions to test your York smarts, 2011 edition

This journalist got his start for the The Gazette and Daily (which he’s holding) under 0wner J.W. Gitt when no other daily newspaper would hire him. He went on to international fame, and a foundation today carries his name with … Continue reading

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