The East Market parking garage was built to combat retail loss to York-area suburban centers. It promised the same convenience and safety.
Sears'opened in 1928, and this store - its second - would serve as its longtime downtown home. Sears would operate at two other locations in its 90-year run in York.
After returning from WWII, Earl Shaffer struggled with depression. He found solace hiking, becoming the first person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.