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One man’s opinion about popular opinion in York, Pa., in 1892: ‘Let well enough alone’

George S. Schmidt penned this essay for the York Gazette on Feb. 6, 1892, urging York, Pa., residents to wake up and inhale the spirit of progress, as one of the city’s newspapers was then doing. Industrialist A.B. Farquhar was … Continue reading

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Long ago, typewriters became museum items in York Daily Record’s newsroom

‘Will Someone give @ydrcom journalist @ChinskiTweets a bigger desk? He needs more monitor space! #partylikeajournalist,’ the York, Pa., Daily Record said in a tweet about colleague Anthony Machcinski. This scene gives a sense of the importance of technology in the news gathering process. The only typewriters around at the YDR are on exhibit in an office.

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Of Christmas, The Christmas Truce of 1914 and great paradoxes

Veterans World War I are part of this honor roll Ebenezer Church on Fishing Creek Road in Lower Windsor Township. The Great War, as World War I was called, saw an event that history remembers. The Christmas Truce of 1914 was a … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Thanksgiving call of 1864 gained cold reception in York, Pa.

This was the extent of the York Gazette’s Thanksgiving Day notice. The Democratic newspaper opposed Lincoln’s war policies and did not warm up to his Thanksgiving proclamation of 1863 and its renewal a year later. Also of interest: Thanksgiving Day application … Continue reading

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Political foes in York, Pa., not impressed with Abe Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamations

Political foes in York, Pa., not impressed with Abe Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamations

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