York attorney Thomas Hambly argued Prigg v. Pennsylvania before the United States Supreme Court.
Cindy Martin, friend and volunteer at the York County History Center Library and Archives, just shared this story with me. Cindy related that she plans to replenish her book supply at the York County History Center Book Blast, which will be held this year from August 9th (members’ night) through
The November 20, 1917 York Daily tells the story of a very eager World War I recruit from Dover. The article begins: ENTHUSIASTIC RECRUIT Dover Boy Anxious to Get to France “Now That Corn Husking is Over” Edward Stubbins told the Daily reporter “Every able bodied young man in America
The first reported sighting of a flying saucer was in the state of Washington in late June 1947. In less than two weeks reports were pouring in, including from our area. I looked at a sampling of local newspapers on microfilm and at newspapers.com, both accessible at the York County
In 1826 Frenchman Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765-1833) created the first real photograph known to exist today. The view from a window at Gras, France is also known as the “First Photograph,” and it is in the photography collection at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
There are many York newspaper accounts of famous entertainers of each era appearing here. York countians have always been supportive of their favorite musicians and actors, turning out well to see them in person, so their agents often manage to work York into schedules. Joe Jefferson (1829-1905) was one of the
For many years the Junior Dispatch page was published on Saturdays in the York Dispatch. Pupils of fourth through ninth grades could submit their writing and art through their teachers. Children could contribute “stories, photos, cartoons, drawings, articles, poetry, editorials, jokes, or other types of materials,” as long as they
From the time the first humans walked the productive soil of what is now York County, Pa., food has been grown, preserved and happily eaten here. Here a few examples from our history: One of my recent York Sunday News columns told about York County’s very successful participation in the
You never know what fascinating stories you might uncover in the York County History Center files. I never expected to find one on a Soviet spy who allegedly hid from the world in plain sight in the little village of Delroy. (Delroy is in Lower Windsor Township on Route 124,
My York Sunday News column last month illustrated how you often to take several sources and put them together to round out the story on a person, an event or a place that you are researching. Speaking of research, a couple occurrences this past week reminded me that you should