Daily Archives: October 30, 2006

Events in 1777 helped tip Revolution toward patriots

Continental Congress, meeting in York, Pa., receives word of the British surrender at the Battle of Saratoga N.Y., in 1777. Also of interest: York: The first Capital of the United States? If a newspaper had tried to cover York in … Continue reading

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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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