Challenging moments that teach and inspire in York County, Pa.
York County is full of momentous sites and memorable people. We believe their stories, sometimes not well known or well considered, must be told. These stories often tell of struggle and the lengthy journey toward resolution.
By calling attention to our historically critical places and diverse people, past and present, we hope to inspire reflection, dialogue and action.
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- Hometown History, Season 3: Jamie and Domi’s YoCo BackstoryThe Goodridge Freedom Center is not on a corner in York. But it stands at the intersection of three major pre-Civil War moments.
- Montez Parker: Seeks equality as new normal in hometown of YorkRhoda Hawkins is one of many people remembered as important in the lives of Codorus Street residents. She operated a shop on Codorus Street.
- WWII vet moved from York City Cemetery to Indiantown GapWilliam Shelton, a WWII veteran, was interred in York’s City Cemetery because he could not afford a proper burial. He was moved to Indiantown Gap in 1985 with full military honors.
- Gettysburg rail station hosted Lincoln’s coming and goingP.S. Weaver, a Hanover photographer, captured this scene of the exhumation of the bodies of Union soldiers who died in the Battle of Hanover. This scene comes from the German Reformed Church’s cemetery. The worker in the vest is presumed to be freedman Basil Biggs, a noted Adams County veterinarian.