Witnessing York is a new project, highlighting the momentous sites and memorable people in York County.
‘Tis the season for making apple butter. Here is my recipe and a short story of a nineteenth York Countian who regretted making apple butter.
If I could have a superpower, it would be time travel. Picturing a time and place, I would catapult into the moment in history (or the future) that I envisioned. However, I wouldn’t want to interact with the scene. Instead, I would observe imperceptibly like Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas
Teaching in-person during COVID has been challenging. Here are some takeaways that I’ve learned from two weeks of being back in the classroom.
The images on the gravestones at the Wildasin cemetery in Codorus State Park say a lot about the people and community that lived there.
Between 1910 and 1940, Americans engaged in a radium frenzy, purchasing everything from radioactive makeup to jockstraps. Unfortunately, the women who used radium-based paint to turn watches into glow-in-the-dark time tellers didn’t live to tell about it. What can we learn from their story that parallels the COVID-19 pandemic?
“See those sparklies on the ground?” Jeri Jones inquires. “That’s magnetite,” he says. It’s a mineral attracted to magnets and one of the main iron ores. We’re walking through P. Joseph Raab Park, located near Seven Valleys. Jones, a geologist and archeologist who worked for the county parks department, takes