Monthly Archives: August 2007

From garden to can, New Freedom mural tells the story

Community members watch the creation of the 90-foot mural sponsored by New Freedom Heritage. The mural tells the story of the former Charles G. Summers Jr. Canning Factory. Those working on the mural project a picture on a wall of … Continue reading

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York County sports a miniature Cooperstown

Former major leaguer Gene Crumling inspects his plaque during the recent opening of the York County Sports Hall of Fame. Sandy Noel left a query on a previous post Lineup full of sports stars with York County links. It was … Continue reading

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Thousands discover formerly unheralded York County rail trail’s Howard Tunnel

Bob Kinsley rides Mexican Wave through the Howard Tunnel on the Rail Trail. The tunnel is one of the oldest in the United States. No matter which direction York County rail trails run, users probably won’t see any artifact or … Continue reading

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Rail trail ribbons criss-crossing York/Adams

The portion of the York County Heritage Rail Trail north of the Brillhart Station parking area is ideal for both hikers and bikers. Also of interest: Check out these photos of the rail trail extension, north of York. A major … Continue reading

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Petroglyphs, American Indian carvings, almost forgotten treasure

Paul Nevin traces a thunderbird carving with a wet sponge to make it show up better in the midday sunlight. He told the York Daily Record/Sunday News that the best time to see the Native American-carved prehistoric rock art is … Continue reading

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What are some uses for building if York post office moves out?

York’s downtown post office on South George Street is built in Classical Revival or Neoclassical style, according to Historic York. York’s postmaster said the idea of moving out of that building has been approved, but there’s no funding to move … Continue reading

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York County powwowing: ‘… It was here, and it had many adherents … ‘

This image heads a slideshow of Hex Murder photos at ydr.com’s Media Center. The Hex murder case in 1928 was strange to begin with, involving witchcraft and faith healing and a world-wide audience and teenage defendants and so on. So … Continue reading

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Some hugged rebels, others hated captors during York raid

Scott Mingus writes about the Confederate occupation of York County in the most recent edition of Gettysburg magazine. Public reaction to the Confederate invasion of York was all over the map because emotions and political views of the citizenry were … Continue reading

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The church of St. Patrick: A building without a steeple, by design

St. Patrick’s Church in York  celebrated its 200th anniversary in 1976. The base of a steeple to the right of the main entrance, background right, rises and then stops, not tall enough to be considered a true spire. But the … Continue reading

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York, Pa., newspaper’s founding date hard to pin down

Cartoonist Walt Partymiller placed J.W. Gitt in an elite group of American newspaper publishers in this tribute after the longtime Gazette and Daily publisher died in 1973. J.W. Gitt consistently pointed to the founding date of his newspaper, The Gazette … Continue reading

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