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Colonial Courthouse Time Capsule information sought

In the 1970s the York County Bicentennial Commission painstakingly researched the dimensions of the first York County courthouse, which stood in the center of York’s square from 1754 to 1841. This was the building that housed the Continental Congress from September 1777 … Continue reading

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York notice bilingual and courteous

The bilingual notice above (transcribed below) illustrates two points. One is that, because the great majority of 18th century York County residents were from the Germanic lands of Europe, official notices were printed in German as well as English, as … Continue reading

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1920s York bank designed to recognize World War One veterans

Most people know the imposing stone building on the northeast corner of York’s Center/Continental Square was erected as a bank building in the 1920s and that it served in that capacity until just a few years ago. It is now … Continue reading

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Articles of Confederation, adopted in York, Pa., met with dismay by King

One of the things of which we York countians are proud is that the Articles of Confederation, our nation’s first constitution, was approved right here 239 years ago today, on November 15, 1777. The Articles served the nation well through … Continue reading

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York was an important capital, fourth or first

When planning for the recent Unraveling York County’s History: An Evening with the YDR’s History Bloggers event earlier this month, each of the five bloggers (Jim McClure, Scott Mingus, Stephen H. Smith, Joan Concilo and me) was asked to choose … Continue reading

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The Articles of Confederation–the first U.S. Constitution–is commemorated on York’s Square, where it was adopted in 1777

This post is the fifth on my series exploring the five blue and gold historical markers placed on the square in York commemorating some of the events that happened there. The marker for the Articles of Confederation, on the northeast … Continue reading

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Historical Markers significant to York’s square

It would like to commend the York County Community Foundation for organizing a recent public meeting to gather input on renovations to York’s Continental Square. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to attend. Click here for the York Daily Record’s report … Continue reading

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