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York County “molasses”

York County historian of a century ago, George R. Prowell, was a prolific (and sometimes wordy) recorder of York County history. Some of the stories he wrote were passed on from others, perhaps with occasional errors creeping in. Still, Prowell’s … Continue reading

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Where were the York County Heritage Trust lions?

Walking through the mezzanine gallery at York County Heritage Trust the other day, I stopped to take a new look at the cast iron lions guarding the stairs up to the second floor. I remembered some photos in the YCHT … Continue reading

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York’s Variety Iron Works Produced Real Variety

Variety Iron Works from 1868-69 city directory at York County Heritage Trust I am glad to see that some of the remaining buildings of the Smyser-Royer Variety Iron Works complex are part of York City’s Northwest Triangle redevelopment project. One … Continue reading

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