Mail call: Memories of Dallastown from Kim Anderson
Today’s reader letter hits on an area of York County we don’t talk about as often – Dallastown. But in this March post, commenter Skipper mentioned a Streavig’s Grocery in that area, and it’s that which sparked today’s letter in response.
The letter is from Kim Anderson, who writes, “I remember Turkey Hill in Dallastown, that used to be Streavig’s (I never knew it as Streavig’s Grocery, it was Turkey Hill when I was a child). The Streavig’s laundromat was right beside it as well as Streavig’s gas station across the street and I remember going to the Turkey Hill when I went with my mother & sisters to do our laundry every Sunday. We would always go to Turkey Hill to get ‘snacks and drinks.’ Then when I had a family I went there to do my laundry and my son would want to go to the Turkey Hill. Also, right up the street, was Tyson’s Restaurant, I remember getting chicken there. (I think they served Ice Cream too). I also remember the Fife’s store in Dallastown. There was also another little store going the other way on Main St. My grandparents lived right down the street and when we would go to their house, we would always walk there with our change and buy penny candy. I can’t remember the name of the store, but it was located where Boyd’s Furniture is now. Does anyone remember the name?”
Any suggestions for Kim? I’d love to help – especially after receiving such detailed memories!