YDR editor Jim McClure shares his passion for local history and journalism.

Author Scott Mingus explores York County's rich Civil War heritage.

Historian June Lloyd looks at how things have converged on our hometown, past and present.

Stephen H. Smith shares a hodgepodge of explorations of York s Past.

Lifelong Yorker Joan Concilio offers a forum to discuss memories of York.

Chris Otto enjoys exploring the worlds of books, ephemera, history and folklore.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR
Friends of Camp Security receives donation from bank

Springettsbury Township supervisors also approved extending a deadline for the transfer of the property to October.
York, PA - Friends of Camp Security recently received a $3,500 donation from M&T Bank for preserving a Revolutionary War prison camp. Full Story

CIVIL WAR
(Clare Becker — The Evening Sun)
Lincoln's words resonate through annals of American history

After 150 years, Gettysburg Address still an enthralling work
Recalling what America faced 150 years ago, Gettysburg National Park Superintendent Bob Kirby said the struggle for human freedom and equality did not end with the Civil War. Full story
ON THIS DATE
Today in History

Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 31, 1964, the American space probe Ranger 7 reached the moon, transmitting pictures back to Earth before impacting the lunar surface. Full Story
REMEMBER
(File — The Associated Press)
Remember: The Beatles on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'

Locals look back 50 years and share memories of The Beatles on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.'
It's an unlikely love story. Four skinny lads from Liverpool touched down in New York Feb. 7, 1964. Two nights later — after Ed Sullivan's stilted introduction — they played pop music on live television. Full Story

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
When the Confederates burned Chambersburg in the Civil War

07/31/2014 07:01 PM EDT
About 550 structures in this Franklin County town went up in flames 
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Picturing History: 1969 York riots
07/29/2014 05:23 PM EDT - Check out a view of York during the 1969 riots, that happened 45 years ago this month.  Full Story

Oakland Zoo animals enjoy fruit after truck crash

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Animals at the Oakland Zoo were treated to a buffet of tropical fruit after a truck spilled its shipment on a freeway. Full Story
Police: Costumed girl injured at Comic-Con fell

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say a costumed teenager who was found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, and the injuries weren't caused by an assault. Full Story