Category Archives: snakes

Wonders of the world often came to York County

Due to York County’s crossroads location, its residents have had access to many experiences during the past few hundred years. We were not nearly as far off “the beaten path” as we are sometimes made out to be. For instance, … Continue reading

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What do York’s Penn Common alligators and a well-known 20th century snake oil salesman have in common?

What started out to be a story just on the Penn Park alligators took some interesting twists. According to a 1930 newspaper account there were alligators in the park in the early 1900s and again starting in 1930. From what … Continue reading

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Huge Snakes in Hanover Area

A while ago I wrote about how we like to impress others with what we have–the biggest and best. Click here to read about giant pumpkins and corn. The Hanover newspapers reported on the really big black snakes seen in … Continue reading

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