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New word here: spionnetje, Part 2. And they were once all around York, Pa.

Linked in/Neat stuff: Rare video of Glen Rock/Art from Cliff Satterthwaite
So we put out a call on this blog at in the York Daily Record for the presence of busybody mirrors, aka ‘spionnetje.’ And a Facebooker gave us a lead to this one, just west of Union Lutheran Church on West Market Street. That’s the only one to be brought forth so far. Any other such mirrors out there?
Also of interest: New word here: spionnetje, Part I. And they were once all around York, Pa.

Other items of note from all over …

I recently ran across some pretty interesting York County Fireman’s Convention video footage on the Glen Theatre’s site.

Here’s a description:

“This video footage was taken on August 18, 1956. The Glen Rock Hose & Ladder Company hosted the York County Fireman’s Convention. Someone took the time to get some great video footage of the convention. This is the portion of the video showing many of the buildings, houses, and local businesses in 1956.”

Papermaking family:

glatThe five-generation papermaking branch of the Glatfelter family was honored at a Lutheran Social Services banquet. George Glatfelter, the most visible member of that family, is seen here with LSS officials. Also of interest: How did P.H. Glatfelter get involved in papermaking?

Dr. Van:
vannewkirk_500Dr. Jack Van NewKirk, longtime superintendent of York City Schools, passed away recently. He was perhaps the most influential K-12 educator in York County in recent decades. For more, see: Dr. Van.


Never before seen:


Cliff Satterthwaite sent this neat drawing to YorkTownSquare.com with the notation that it never was published in the York Daily Record: ‘York High’s “first Capital Float” going by York court house in 1975 Celebration. Boy…Did I enjoy rejuvenating this one!’ We enjoy making it available to the readers in 2014.

Love these comments: Great insights in response to questions about post offices.