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September means the York Fair

September wouldn’t seem like September if I didn’t do at least one post on the York Fair. Instead of starting with the file boxes of York Fair materials at the York County History Center and/or local newspapers of the past, … Continue reading

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Keystone shaped signs mark entrances to many Pennsylvania towns.

I see York city is restoring its Keystone markers, those familiar keystone with a rectangle signs that tell you the town you are entering, where its name came from and how many miles down the road to another town. Good … Continue reading

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How did they raise those big York County barns?

These photos of a barn raising crew were recently donated to the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives. They are unidentified as to location, but are probably of the building of a York County barn. Please let me know if you … Continue reading

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Historical Markers onYork’s Square and by the Susquehanna

My recent York Sunday News column (see below for full column) described the five Pennsylvania State Historical Markers in York’s Continental Square and the stories behind them. Over 2,000 or these blue and gold markers have been placed throughout the … 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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