Tag Archives: Valley View Park

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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Trigger starred with Roy Rogers at York County show. Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 9, 2012

Neat stuff below: Rebecca at the well again/Pulitzer Prize photogs/Gold Star garden The notation on the back of York County, Pa., educator LoAnn Clark’s photograph reads: ‘Trigger, Roy Rogers horse.’ Roy’s not in the photograph, but he was at Hellam … Continue reading

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Valley View Park brings memories: ‘We grew up on country music’ – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 7, 2012

Neat stuff below: Abe’s gift/Jeff Koons/Rebecca at the Well Photographs of performers – and the crowds – at Shorty Fincher’s Valley View Park in Hellam Township are not commonly seen around York County. So we can thank Yorkblogger Joan Concilio … Continue reading

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What family has at least 8 ways to spell its name? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 3, 2012

Neat stuff below: Country-and-western music at Valley View Park/Street rods/York Charrette The Casper Glattfelder Association of America is holding their 107th family reunion on July 28-29. It’s no small reunion, considering the size of this venerable York County family. The reunion has … Continue reading

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How a bird sees that busy Mount Rose Interchange: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 10, 2012

York-area aerial photos/Remember Valley View Park?/Learn about Abe Yorktownsquare.com readers maybe familiar of the Mount Rose intersection in suburban York, Pa., from this bird’s-eye view. Well, this aerial view from February gives a different vantage point of this busy intersection, … Continue reading

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Should someone have a fundraiser in that old York U.S.O.? How did they play basketball in that little thing?

This Pennsylvania Dutch Hex symbol still appears on the wall of the old York County Academy gymnasium, to the rear of North Beaver Street in York. It was painted there as part of decorating  work in making the old gymnasium … 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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On the happy trails of Shorty, the Prairie Pals and Raw Hide, York County, Pa., entertainment icons

Valley View Park was a stage in Hellam Township, Pa., that drew Earl Scruggs, Johnny Cash and other country acts. Here, a York County Heritage Trust display in 2006 features a photo of the 101 Ranch Boys. The venue featured … Continue reading

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