York Town Square

Part of the USAToday Network

Uncategorized Archives

In 1763, Patrick McSherry bought land in then-western York County, Pa. The lots he sold became known as McSherrystown. Two hundred and fifty years later, one direct descendant, JoAnn Neiderer, picture here, lived in the town that her kinsman founded. She was honored recently as the community observed its 250th birthday.

This 1937 aerial photograph, courtesy of Stephen H. Smith’s YorksPast blog, shows A.B. Farquhar’s Edgecombe estate in 1937. It was a part of three posts on the Spring Garden Township hamlet of Violet Hill. Now that’s a thorough look at this place where hundreds of motorists pass through each day.

Lona Full and her husband Art, of Stewartstown, dressed for a Civil War-era church service in nearby Cross Roads, Pa., in 2006. “Being the ham that I am, wore it today,” she told the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News at the Cross Roads United Methodist Church, where hymns and preaching in the style of the 1860s greeted parishioners. The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will cause re-enactors, living historians and just people who want to dress in period garb to done their uniforms and dresses. The Stewartstown Historical Society, in thatr southeastern York County borough, plans a program on the Civil War on June 5.

Antiques expert Joe Kindig, spotlighted in ‘Antiques and the Arts Weekly’ will be featured in a York County, Pa., Heritage Trust event, ‘A Conversation with … Joe Kindig’ on Saturday June 1, 2013. ‘Without his inquisitive nature,’ a Trust newsletter states, ‘the Golden Plough Tavern might not have been restored to its Colonial roots.’

Former Pennsylvania Governor and York County native George Leader, who died this week, also had another important item on his resume: He was part of the distinguished Glattfelder family. Here, he’s pictured, right, with fellow descendants of Casper Glattfelder, U.S. Congressman William F. Goodling, left, and Dr. Millard Gladfelter at the family’s 250th anniversary reunion in 1993.

Moviegoers get ready for the show at Haar’s Drive-In as shown in this York Daily Record/Sunday News file photo from 2005. Haar’s, York County’s last operating drive-in movie theater, will convert to digital to keep up with a movie industry that is moving away from 35-mm film. The Dillsburg-area drive-in opens this weekend with ‘Ironman 3.’

Distelfink Drive-in Restaurant was known as Sandoe’s Distelfink Drive-In on this postcard from York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News’ files. This picture from the undated postcard shows three cars from the early 1960s and one from the late 1950s. All this raises the question. What is a Distelfink?