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First lot owners of York’s Square, Part I

The enlarged section of the center of York above is bounded by Philadelphia, Duke, King and Beaver streets. It shows the square with the courthouse in the middle. I have flipped it form the original so that it is oriented … Continue reading

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York contractors ban drinking while building railroad

An item in the August 25, 1829 York Recorder newspaper microfilm at York County Heritage Trust recounts how some Yorkers managed to up productivity in their work crew—don’t let them drink. The article reads:

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