During the Spanish Flu and WWI, not much changed in York County. Our strong agricultural base meant farmers kept on farming.
About 100 years ago, York County schools were shut down due to the Spanish Flu. Back then, computers weren’t even invented let alone used for an instructional tool. Teachers today, including myself, are using technology to teach virtually from home.
Unnoticed, the lowly dandelion has conquered the world – Everywhere, they blossom. Viewed today as pests, Yorkers have a long history of relying on dandelions for food, wine, and home remedies.
The York County History Center invited historian H. W. Brands to speak about his latest book, Reagan: The Life. He entertained the crowd with story after story, including the impact of Reagan’s alcoholic father on his presidential career.
Between York’s streams and lakes, trails and parks, books and history, plenty awaits the outdoor adventurer who needs some calming renewal from nature.
Thinking back to your childhood front porch, what kind of materials made up your steps? For Hargraves, a fictional character from York, his wooden steps meant a life of poverty. Largely a love story, “Yellow Soap” by Katharine Haviland Taylor traces the life of a young man named Hargraves Bradly.