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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- Preserving, documenting, demolishing York CountyIn the past 10 years, three Stewartstown-area structures,faced uncertain futures. One was saved. The other two were demolished. But the stories of all three teach lessons.
- Mashing the Johnny Appleseed LegendThe legend of Johnny Appleseed oversimplifies the complexities of apple cultivation. One Adams County family explains all that goes into growing that delicious red fruit.
- Drumming: It used to be prohibited for Native Americans, now it’s celebratedBetween 1879 and 1918, thousands of Native American children were forced to abandon their cultural practices. Now, Indian Steps Museum will honor these traditions at their annual Pow Wow festival.
- Goodridge House: Early photography, Underground Railroad intersect hereGlenalvin Goodridge began the family photography business in 1847 and his brothers, William O. and Wallace, followed. The Goodridge brothers operated the business for 75 years, for most of that time in East Saginaw, Mich.