York County’s Phineas Davis, an inventor, contributed much to commerce and transportation in the 40 short years of his life.
September wouldn’t seem like September if I didn’t do at least one post on the York Fair. Instead of starting with the file boxes of York Fair materials at the York County History Center and/or local newspapers of the past, this time I thought I would look at another source.
What competition attracted 3,000 people on October 18, 1939? According to a lengthy account in the Gazette and Daily the next day: “A large tent was erected on the farm and refreshments were sold to the crowd by the auxiliary of the York County Farmers organization. The grounds somewhat resembled
York County was quite a hotbed of viticulture and viniculture in the first half of the nineteenth century. A long article in the August 18, 1829 York Recorder reads, in part: “WINE CONVENTION A stated meeting of the Wine Association of York County was held on Saturday… at the Vineyard
Both daily papers, the York Dispatch on February 18th, and the Gazette and Daily on February 19th, 1936, had rather lengthy articles on students stealing books or tearing pages out of them. It was an annual problem at Martin Memorial Library as well as the William Penn Senior High library.
Lewis Miller drawing of a 600 pound York hog. Shooting matches have been popular in York County for many years. The prizes have changed somewhat–I don’t think anyone gives a live big fat pig like they did in the 1892 article below. That would be fun to haul home. If
York Post Office Sculptures A recent post on the sculptures inside the front doors of the downtown York Post Office dwelt on their artistic and historical value. I received an email from a friend pointing out their spiritual qualities. Click here for previous post. She is absolutely right. In fact
After recently posting the article on the 20 horse power York-made Pullman’s win in a 1908 hill climb, I was curious to see what the car looked like. Click here to read about the hill climb. The newspaper article didn’t say if the winning auto was a 1907 or 1908
I guess it is human nature to want to have the biggest and the best. We are always impressed by the tallest buildings and the most gigantic pumpkins. Our forebears were no different, as we can see by the Lewis Miller drawing above of a huge pumpkin. Miller captioned it:
That’s what the York County Shopping Center (now York Marketplace) on East Market Street was offering in celebration of its Second Anniversary fifty years ago. Does anyone know who won the brand new 1958 rear-engine Renault Dauphine automobile? It was a 4-door, 4-passenger sedan and you could enter the giveaway