Tag Archives: William Penn Senior High School

That was Tropical Storm Agnes: ‘My mother-in-law … they took her out of the second story window by boat’

This History Mystery quiz captured the interest of York, Pa., Daily Record Facebook readers. It reached more than 50,000 and attracted, 268 likes, 134 comments and 226 shares. One commenter remembered:  ‘My mother-in-law lived on the corner and they took her … Continue reading

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Same shoe size, but Haines Shoe House is re-laced for the public to visit

You can see from the likes, shares and comments on this York, Pa., Daily Record Facebook post that the Haines Shoe House, under new ownership and selling baked goods and more, has caught the interest of the public. (Feel free to join in). Mahlon ‘Shoe Wizard’ Haines built the roadside wonder in 1948 to serve, among other things, as a honeymoon place. It has become a symbol of York County, one of those places that people like to drive to and marvel. Now, there’s more of a chance to drop in. The new owners have expanded the attraction’s hours, plan tours and, as important as anything, will serve York County-made Beck’s Ice Cream.

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U.A. Whitaker’s AMP plant in Glen Rock, Pa.: ‘The landscape reminded him of the rural Midwest’

Picturing History examines this obscure building in Glen Rock, Pa. Actually, it’s has an interesting past as an early home to AMP in Pennsylvania. AMP moved work to Glen Rock in 1941, according to Jeffrey L. Rodengen’s ‘The Legenda of AMP’. He wrote, ‘… (Owner U.A.) Whitaker contracted with Paul Shepperd owner of a factory in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, just south of York. White was familiar with the town from his American Machine and Foundry days, when AMF had its Glen Mixer Division there, and he liked the area. The landscape reminded him of the rural Midwest, where he was raised, and the local workers seemed to adhere to a traditional work ethic.’ The photo at left shows Glen Rock’s AMP plant in the 1940s or 1950s. At right, Baumiller Automatic Screw & Precision Machined Parts operates today on the site of the former AMP plant.

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C.S. Lewis’ life and writings point to Easter themes

This is prep time for a dress rehearsal for ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ at York, Pa., Little Theatre in 2006. This performance put a different twist on C.S. Lewis’ famous series. Lewis is known to many in York County because of this story.

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Promoting York High’s achievers: ‘Grab that and run with it’

York, Pa., native and Judge Marie White Bell is a member of the William Penn Senior High School Hall of Fame. She is among the luminaries who are products of the York City School District. Also of interest: People mag … Continue reading

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Finder of this book in York County, Pa.: ‘I just wonder if any of the class of 1930 is still alive’

This book in a Girl Scouts series was either part of studies at William Penn Senior High School, a gift upon graduation or just simply pleasure reading. It was owned by Margaret May Foose, a 1930 graduate of William Penn. … Continue reading

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1921 York High Yearbook – ‘I thought someone would find it interesting.’ Part 2

The staff of the 1921 York High yearbook pose for the camera. The yearbook, “Orange and Blue,” is full of neat stuff, such as this about class president Clair Blum. “Here is the fellow from Shilo/He got lost in his … Continue reading

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4 died in Ohion: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – May 8, 2010

William Penn Senior High School graduate Harold C. Walker, a journalism major at Kent State, captured this image of the 1970 shooting at the Ohio school. The son of York, Pa.’s, Doris Wehrenberg told The Gazette and Daily that he … Continue reading

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Add another achiever to the list of York countians with impressive resumes

Sandra Smallwood-Stockton recently retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel. To reach that rank, she soldiered through much adversity. Background posts: Pioneering aviator Aline Rhonie another York native who made U.S. headlines and A short test of your … Continue reading

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Sports books focus on York High Bearcat boys and York Catholic Irish girls

The William Penn Senior High School boys …. … and York Catholic’s state title runs are detailed in forthcoming York Daily Record/Sunday News’ books. For details on these books or accompanying DVDs, visit www.inyork.com/booksales. Background posts: Will Autumn Lau gain … Continue reading

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