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The Wild West reaches the York County Northwest? Yes, it’s a rite of Labor Day weekend up there in Wellsville Pa.. The rodeo at Wellsville Frontier Days, operating since 1961, is an organization for people who love horses and equine activities.

York Safe & Lock, out of business at least by that name since World War II, draws attention around the world. So when auctioneer and collector Fred Beihl of Stewartstown sends in info about those sturdy vaults, I know people are interested in seeing it. Here is a safe that Fred picked up near York Hospital and transported it to Stewartstown.

Posters, specifically called propaganda posters, designed to raise morale and reinforce defense themes, cropped up in public places in World Wars I and II. Many were colorful and attractive, undertaken by name-brand artists. They reminded Americans why they were fighting and what the fight was for.