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1980s Archives

My previous post was on the combined 1876 York County township atlas and 1903 York City atlas. A friend just reminded me that the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society published two indexes to the 1876 atlas. The indexes are available for use at the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives, or

Stephen Morgan Etnier (1903-1984) was expected to go into the family business, the hugely successful turbine manufacturing company started by his grandfather, Moravian minister and inventor Stephen Morgan Smith. Young Stephen had other ideas–he saw art, not business in his future. Etnier grew up in York. His parents, Susan Smith

Thanks to June Evans for sharing the history of the Horn Farm Center for Educational Agriculture with me, as well as these old photographs of the site. See the captions for more identification and attribution. A portion of the eastern part of the present farm goes back to Christian Crowl

Since inception in 1933, members of York Little Theatre have put on just about any Broadway play you can think of. The early sixties were break out years for musicals, with the first YLT musical Knickerbocker Holiday, soon followed by Can Can, Pajama Game and Damn Yankees. For years YLT

A.L. Benford at J.A. Renaut Furniture, c.1914 I recently came across two April 1982 newspaper clippings at York County Heritage Trust on Benford’s Furniture in Hanover. The articles were from the Hanover Evening Sun and the York Sunday News. Benford’s was celebrating their 150th anniversary that week in 1982. The

Biesecker’s Mill on the Little Conewago York County Heritage Trust will launch its latest publication, Millers’ Tales: The Mills of York County, this Saturday, November 27 with a public program. The event will be held a 1 p.m. at the Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St., York.