- Bermudian Valley: Seeking peace in the York County’s cloister, Part II
In the 1700s, Washington Township’s Bermudian Valley hosted a settlement with ties to the Ephrata Cloister. A cemetery reminds us of this community.
- The Gazette and Daily: Under siege in the 1960s, York newspaper starts from square one
Under siege in the 1960s, The Gazette and Daily in York started from square one with a front page editorial. The newspaper drew the wrath of Republicans when it refused to accept advertising from GOP presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.
- York County’s cloister: Seeking peace in the Bermudian Valley
In the 1700s, Washington Township’s Bermudian Valley hosted a settlement with ties to the Ephrata Cloister.
- Crispus Attucks Community Center: A ‘character building’ organization
Community leader Dr. George Bowles helped in the formation of the Crispus Attucks Community Center in 1931
- A hidden space: The potter’s field in North York
Over 600 people are buried in the City Cemetery located in North York. However, there are no headstones for this potter’s field. Instead, they rest in nameless graves, forgotten yet together.
- Significant York landmarks: Victim to wrecking ball in 1950s-1970s
York’s City Market, demolished in 1963, was the most architecturally significant building to come down in the city in the 1950s to 1970s era.
- Faith Presbyterian Church: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. urged merger
Congregants, past and present, gathered in 2015 for the 50th anniversary of the merger of Faith Presbyterian Church in York with First Presbyterian Church.
- Carlisle Livestock Auction: A farming chapter ends
The Carlisle Livestock Market has sold its last chicken. For those still involved in agriculture, this will mean a change in how they do business.
- Gettysburg’s Spangler Farm: Field hospital testifies to battle’s human cost
The Spangler Farm, a restored Civil War field hospital, testifies to the horrors of the Battle of Gettysburg.
- Quilting as a symbol of freedom
The owners of enslaved people usually required them to wear corse clothing as a sign of their inferiority. Once freed, this woman reshaped that fabric into a beautiful quilt.
- Controversial York mayor’s East Princess Street business: Latino advocates now call it home
When Jose Hernandez and his wife, Gloria, arrived in York in 1958, they became pioneers in York County’s Latino community.
- Dover Area School District: ID movement reached high water mark in York County
The Eagle, Dover Area School District’s mascot stands guard outside the former high school, where 9th-grade students were read a description of intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in science classrooms.
- Farming by day, Underground Railroad by night
The Baptiste farm in Newberry Township served as an Underground Railroad stop, assisting freedom seekers in their journey to the north.
- House with the garden wall: Landmark home of this leading woman among York women
This home of Dempwolf design was the longtime home of York County activist Anna Dill Gamble.
- The Green Book: Struggling to find a place to stay while on family vacation
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.
- South of Shrewsbury: Berry Underground Railroad house
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.
- York’s Centre Square Courthouse
In 1836, York residents experienced a rare event: A woman, Frances Wright, made a public presentation.
- Firefighters Memorial Garden
A garden outside of the old Weaver Organ and Piano building memorializes two fallen firefighters who lost their lives in 2018.
- The Brownstone: Owner built community in York
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.
- A woman with one arm: How the Wallace sisters successfully ran their grist mill, despite a disability
Two female entrepreneurs, Mary and Eleanor Wallace, defied gender norms by operating a worthy business, even with one arm.