During the Jim Crow era of segregation, Black families experienced trouble finding places to stay while traveling. Hotels, departments stores, drugstores, night clubs, gas stations, inns, restaurants, and trailers refused service, simply because of the color of their skin.
Today, Interstate 83 passes over this Underground Railroad site. The site has changed from a stop over the UGRR to a place under an overground expressway.
In 1836, York residents experienced a rare event: A woman, Frances Wright, made a public presentation.
A garden outside of the old Weaver Organ and Piano building memorializes two fallen firefighters who lost their lives in 2018.
The David E. Small Post 369, a York organization of Black veterans, was named after a white man who dedicated himself to helping the community.
Two female entrepreneurs, Mary and Eleanor Wallace, defied gender norms by operating a worthy business, even with one arm.