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
Thunderstorms and meteor showers used to cause panics and hysteria, but today they are one of the most beautiful spectacles of Mother Nature.
Repurposing leftovers to prevent food waste is something we’re all doing nowadays. In this article, I look at times when York Countians conserved food during times of rationing.
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.