Monthly Archives: October 2006

New McStore went in highly trafficked York-area spot

One of York County’s older McDonald’s has moved to capture traffic at a new hot spot about a mile north of its current location. The owners of the Route 74 McDonald’s, not far from West York High School, have built … Continue reading

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Events in 1777 helped tip Revolution toward patriots

If a newspaper had tried to cover York in the 30-day period in the fall of 1777, its staff would have gone nuts.

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York County urban legend? The day a bulldozer sank from sight

Workers survey the large sinkhole located near the Black Lane Bridge in Adams County. York and Adams counties aren’t sites of large house-swallowing sinkholes, as happens in Florida, but the prevailing limestone substructure provides some unexpected holes on occasion. Related … Continue reading

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Pioneering sisters operated York County grist mill

The view around Wallace-Cross Mill from the mill, three stories high. Also of interest: Book tells about mills and millers from York County, Pa. and This old fieldstone house stands guard over Cross Mill. Past operators of the Wallace-Cross Mill … Continue reading

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Doc Holliday did not take own life, fellow York City educator says

David Rusk was not the only provocative speaker at the York City Human Relations Commission’s 25th Annual Frederick D. Holliday banquet this week. Retired York City Schools administrator Julia Hines-Harris stated point blank that Holliday, former city schools superintendent, did … Continue reading

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York County got off to rocky start on race

Early in a speech this week in York, consultant David Rusk provided a provocative statistic: York County had 499 slaves in 1790. Morgan State’s Debra Newman Ham has pointed out that York County ranked second to Philadelphia statewide in number … Continue reading

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Rusk back in York pulpit to deliver gospel of community renewal

Consultant and author David Rusk provided a slew of stats during a speech this week. They supported his overarching point: The abilities of classmates are a prime factor behind a particular student’s achievement in the classroom. If those of low … Continue reading

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Don’t know much about (York market) history?

OK, quick York Town Square review quiz. The Dreamwrights have opened their new house to the public. The theater group recently remodeled their building, a former market house where west end farmers could sell their goods to residents of surrounding … Continue reading

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York native, Pa. Gov. George Leader cleared dam plan

Gov. George M. Leader signs plans on March 19, 1958, for constructing the dam which formed the lake that became the centerpiece of Gifford Pinchot State Park in northern York County. Legislative aid and brother Henry B. Leader looks on. … Continue reading

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S. Morgan Smith and P.H. Glatfelter head list of York County industrial movers and shakers

U.S. Senator Robert Casey visits Precision Components in 2011. Also of interest: York, Pa., made big heavy things – and was immensely proud of doing it. Want to debate the York County manufacturer of yore who left the most impressive … Continue reading

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