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About artifacts in Hanover’s Clarks Shoe exhibit: ‘I have enough to fill it three times’

Many readers here will remember going downtown on a Saturday to buy shoes and other clothes. That day seems to have passed with retailers selling their stuff mainly in the suburbs. That’s mainly. In Hanover, you can still shop for shoes on a Saturday and other days to the week. Clarks Shoes, known as Clarks Bostonian Outlet, is open on the square, and there’s another dose of nostalgia now awaiting visitors. A local collector and Clarks employee Donald Hamme has put up a display of Hanover Shoes relics. Hamme told The Evening Sun in Hanover that when Harper “H.D.” Sheppard and Clinton “C.N.” Myers founded Hanover Shoes in 1899, the company’s motto at that time was to provide “the greatest shoe value on Earth.” Now Clarks customers get an extra value, a case exhibit showing memorabilia, courtesy of Donald Hamme. ‘I have enough to fill it three times,’ Hamme told the Evening Sun.

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How two artists captured York’s skyline, scaled down a bit

You can see York, Pa.’s skyline without standing on a tall hill. Artists have captured it in large and small scale, one way or another. Can you place the artpieces of York’s skyline as it’s rendered above and below?

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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, Pa., soldier about local V-J Day celebration: ‘I took all the Glory for the servicemen of York’

On the evening of Aug. 14, 1945, York County, Pa., residents joined a massive national V-J celebration, marking World War II’s end. The largest county assembly occurred in York’s Continental Square. York resident Al Heindel participated in the celebration as … Continue reading

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York County USO sought to ease issues facing World War II boys coming home

This list, found in a York County (Pa.) USO’s newsletter on file at the York County Heritage Trust, provides a tongue-in-cheek account of services provided by hostesses at the Serviceman’s Club and Canteen at the old York County Academy during … Continue reading

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