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Primary Day History Mystery: This elected official, with a common touch, knew U.S. presidents

History Mystery, Pennsylvania Primary Election Day style: This York countian, right, has been a leader in his home county and a friend of U.S. presidents for decades. At the same time, this former educator has a common touch. Here, he … Continue reading

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Vacuum cleaner hospital? Yes, York, Pa.’s hosted one since 1928

Linked in/Neat stuff: Fun facts about Haar’s Drive-in/Exploring New Freedom Last month, the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Paul Kuehnel explored Roosevelt TV’s longtime business on, yes, Roosevelt Avenue in York. Now comes Paul with  photo essay and story on another … Continue reading

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Emailer from Holland: In search of the family of Amos Palmer from York, Pa.

York City Policeman Amos Palmer poses for a photograph, part of a cache found on eBay by a resident of The Netherlands. The photo’s owner is looking for Palmer’s family members, particularly the Jackson family from York. Also of interest: … Continue reading

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Thomas Chatman Jr., pioneering police chief: ‘I thank God and the citizens of York for the opportunity to serve them’

Thomas Chatman Jr. was a pioneering member of the York community, serving as York’s police chief in the 1970s, the first black man to do so. He is pictured here in 2006, with his patrolman’s photo in the background. Background … Continue reading

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