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 Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 22, 1934, bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater, where he had just seen the Clark Gable movie "Manhattan Melodrama. 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
(York County Heritage Trust/Paul Kuehnel )
Picturing History: Vigilant Fire Company steam engine

07/22/2014 10:19 AM EDT
What did the front of Vigilant Fire Company in York look like in years passed? 
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(Derik Holtmann/AP)
170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money. Full Story