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I often use newspapers of the past to look into the lives of those who have proceeded us. The York County History Center has local newspapers on microfilm from the late 1700s up to the present. In addition, the YCHC Library/Archives now has a subscription for Pennsylvania newspapers at newspapers.com

In a recent post, I shared some 20th century history and photos of Springwood Park in York Township. The park closed in 1954, after operating about 80 years. Springwood was developed as a destination for picnicking and dancing by the Peach Bottom Railway. The narrow gauge railroad opened from York

Massed Bands in 1932 A friend recently shared a panoramic photograph taken by Hoffman Studio, Hanover. Part of it is shown above. The photo is captioned “Southern York County Band Association, Aug. 20, 1932.” He looked at the newspaper microfilm, at York County Heritage Trust, of the Glen Rock Item.

Bakery ad from 1916 York Hospital Auxiliary Cookbook We tend to romanticize “the good old days” when Mom, or Grandma, or Great-grandma, lovingly baked wonderful breads and cakes, all from scratch. If those fine ladies were doing all the baking, why then are there so many ads for local bakeries