Daily Archives: August 10, 2007

Noted York County-based writer to blog on regional Civil War scene

Workers dig trenches near Wrightsville to provide defenders leverage against an anticipated Confederate offense to capture the bridge spanning the Susquehanna River between York and Lancaster counties. But the ditches did little good as the outmanned soldiers in blue folded … Continue reading

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Used book sale marks an annual York, Pa., blast

I’ve previously posted on yorktownsquare.com about how the York County Heritage Trust’s Book Blast solved a puzzle for me. I was trying to figure out a way to frame the massive amount of World War II material available into a … Continue reading

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So, you want learn about your house’s history?

An e-mailer was hungry for information on his Yoe home. The owner is looking to repair and restore the house and wanted to know about the structure’s history. Fortunately, the previous owners kept deeds and other ownership information dating back … Continue reading

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