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More information keeps turning up on USO activities locally during World War II. This undated newspaper article and photograph from the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archive files shows volunteers packing up the canteen at the Pennsylvania Railroad station on North Street. It mentions a fifth anniversary USO celebration, so it

I learn a lot from the readers of this blog and of my York Sunday News column. Please keep sharing your information. In my recent column and blog on York’s USO activities I mentioned that the Salvation Army was one of the USO’s founders, nationally and locally. George Lenkner of

We probably have all known local people who bravely served in the military during World War II. During that time the home front was also very busy. I have written columns and blog posts about the York Plan, the system of cooperatively switching our factories from peacetime to wartime production