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This York County witch doctor schooled scientists about powwowing in early 1930s

York countian Jacob Zellers spoke to an American University class about ‘charms, cures and curses’ circa 1931. He made a distinction between powwowing and other ‘good influences’ and witchcraft and hexing, both ‘bad influences.’ A reporter sat in on the class, and this story appeared in The Philadelphia Record and other newspapers after the Hex Murder and its subsequent trials in 1928-29.

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These 10 York County history topics are graduate theses waiting to happen, Part II

This photo does what it was meant to do: Capture York, Pa.’s, industrial might in World War II. With this many execs in command and the York Plan in high gear, the Allies would win against the Axis threat. (When … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 150: What lessons did York learn from this big anniversary?

Confederate Gen. John B. Gordon stayed at the Jacob Altland’s house at Farmers, along the York-Gettysburg Pike, the night before he and his division entered York. In this farmhouse, he met a delegation from York and accepted the town’s surrender. The private dwelling stands today, unmarked as a historical site. It is shown here as it looked in 1963.

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Newberry Street great for York snow photos: ‘You have a hill, a curve, and interesting architecture’

This York, Pa., scene from weekend storm went viral on the York Daily Record’s Facebook page and beyond – and rightfully so. The color is gorgeous. YDR photographer Paul Kuehnel responded to the more than 600 ‘likes’ and comments: ‘Newberry St. is a favorite snow place for me. You have a hill, a curve, and interesting architecture.’ When asked what provided the red in this photo, Paul emailed back that he believes its a hawthorne berry or some other type of berry. ‘I liked the green car contrast,’ he wrote.

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Skilled labor still in demand at York County industries. York Plan 3.0, anyone?

An old Manufacturers’ Association of South Central Pennsylvania scrapbook starts with this clip about an association meeting at the Country Club of York. That Dempwolf-designed clubhouse burned in the 1934 and was replaced by a modified structure, which came down when York College of Pennsylvania built on the property in the 1960s. Carrol McCleary Innerst wrote in “York College of Pennsylvania: “A proposal to spend $100,000 renovating the old clubhouse was rejected.” The Manufacturers’ Association continues to hold annual meetings. Surgeon Ben Carson will speak at at the group’s 2014 meeting.

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Check out this list of York County records and record breakers, Part II

Workers construct the frame of York, Pa.’s,Sovereign Bank Stadium’s 38-foot left-field wall in 2007. The wall was designed to be the tallest left-field wall in Major League Baseball, rising higher than the Green Monster at Boston’s Fenway Park by a … Continue reading

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