Daily Archives: June 19, 2008

Conewago crossing near Manchester hot spot for years

A trolley car crosses the Conewago Creek bridge near Manchester in this undated photo appearing in the York Sunday News years ago. To see how the scene look sans trolley and bridge, see below. Ed Beck of York Township provided … Continue reading

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19th-century mines gave Ore Valley its name

Tom Trout, worker for the contractor that demolished the Ore Valley school in June 2007, grew up a half-mile away from the school, at the corner of Springwood and Camp Betty Washington roads. ‘It’s kind of sad to see it … Continue reading

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Few know it, but digital computing’s first pioneer George Stibitz was born in York, Pa.

Scott Stevens, a relative newcomer to York, e-mailed about whether a historical monument marked the birthplace of George Robert Stibitz, widely called the father of modern computing. The short answer is that no marker is in place anywhere in York … Continue reading

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