Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Borough of York Springs is turning 150! On August 20, 1868, the Court of Quarter Sessions in Gettysburg granted the petition of the citizens of York Springs to incorporate as the Borough of York Springs. To celebrate this milestone there will be a community celebration on
In the early 20th century, “The World’s Greatest Aerial Ring Contortionist”, Harry Rickrode, aka Senor Albanico, hailed from York Springs. The son of Frank and Louisa Rickrode, Harry was one of America’s great acrobats, known for his daredevil feats on the trapeze. In January 1905, Rickrode traveled to Jamaica to
Our gift to you this holiday season is a remembrance of a Christmas in the 1950’s by Harold C. Miller, known to many of us as “Uncle Bud.” We know it’s a bit long for the usual post, but we’re sure you will find it a special read. Uncle Bud
A 35-acre farm with a 120-foot long chicken house on Ridge Road east of York Springs was purchased in 1944 by a young couple, Doralyn and Kent Golden who were interested in raising poultry. Kent Golden became friends with a salesman, Robert Keith, who sold him Purina chicken feed for
“The ‘Follies’ of the Night,” one of many events held at Snelbaker’s Hall in York Springs, took place on November 17 & 18, 1933, with proceeds benefiting the York Springs Schools. Snellbaker’s Hall was located on the second floor of the shirt factory on Cranberry Road. Some of the entertainment
Happy Halloween! Members of the Mademoiselle Club, and their children, became storybook characters for their Halloween celebration (and perhaps parade) in 1970. Pictured are Bryan Griffie, Jay Livingston, Cory Trostle, Chris Wagaman on floor. 1st row: Angie Taylor, Edgar Griffie, Tina Griffie, Tammy Griffie, Ellen Stough, Denise Kemper, Chris Miller,
During the 1950’s, 147 Main Street was the site of Smith’s Ice Cream Parlor, owned and operated by Harold A. Smith and his wife. Ice cream was not the only item, as the Smith’s also sold groceries as well as insurance. Later, Weigle’s TV and Appliance Store was located there.
Waiting for a bus? No, but they might be waiting for the Dillsburg-York Springs stage coach. The canvas covered coach was powered by a two horse team and made several trips a day transporting mail, freight, and people. Someone wanting to go to Harrisburg would take the coach to Dillsburg