When the Golden Venture ship struck the coast, close to 300 Chinese jumped to reach the American shore. 55 of those immigrants were detained at York County Prison for four years - with no charges filed.
June in York's square: You can almost predict that pivotal events will happen where Market and George streets cross. This replica courthouse stands today a couple of blocks west of the original York County Court House, where big stuff, indeed, did happen.
For some, the fence erected at York College in 2008 represented a dated idea of separation. The college has since reached across the fence into the downtown with at least two projects.
When Jimmy D. Scoggins purchased the York Daily Record in 1973, he faced a problem: How do you produce a modern newspaper in a turn-of-the-century building?
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.
Construction scars on Highpoint are still visible, reminders that big challenges – preservation of York County’s sense of place – often demand bold actions.
A person peering through those familiar Elmwood pillars in the past 165 years would have seen an evolving York County. This picture shows the Elmwood farmhouse before it was moved in 1905.
Even though the census data may miss them, many Hispanics farm in York. This urban farm provides fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables to inner-city residents.