Monthly Archives: July 2011

Pass the old, gold Utz Potato Chip can. York County, Pa., needs to decide another deadlocked election

The old Utz Potato Chip can was deployed to break an election deadline in November 2007. That’s the first time the gold can was so used – and not the last either. Also of interest: Pro/Con: Should York’s leaders have … Continue reading

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Roadside Giant – Route 30′s largest billboard: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – July 30, 2011

“Visitors say they find Turkey Hill Experience a sweet stop,” the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News headline read. It appeared over a story about the new Turkey Hill dairy museum, across the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County’s Columbia. Motorists along … Continue reading

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In 1937, York County had 25 covered bridges. Now, it has one, kind of

Workers are rehabbing the covered bridge connecting Cumberland and York counties on Messiah College’s campus. The covered bridge was built in 1867. It was moved from Bowmansdale to the college in 1972 and runs parallel to a wooden pedestrian bridge … Continue reading

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A really big shew. Road Show at Penn Park to highlight most engaging York County, Pa., Civil War observance in memory

This is a screen shot of the Pennsylvania Civil War 150th Road show’s main site. The site gives details about the trailer’s journeys throughout Pennsylvania for the next four years, including a stop in York on Aug. 19-21. Also of … Continue reading

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Part V: Conewago Creek crossing near Manchester, Pa., hot spot for years

A couple celebrates their wedding anniversary at the Conewago Inn in this 2005 photograph. The Conewago Inn has overseen many changes at the site where the highway between York and York Haven crosses the Conewago Creek. (For an old photograph … Continue reading

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Why Pennsylvania should keep its sticky fingers off Whoopie pies: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 25, 2011

Everyone knows whoopie pies are a Pennsylvania Dutch delicacy, right? Well, the debate continues between Maine and Pennsylvania about ownership of the sticky dish. Richard Connor, a newspaperman in both states, has a bit of insight on the topic. And … Continue reading

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Working with their hands and minds, York countians have it down to a science

Mathematician and astronomer Daniel Kirkwood attended, and later taught, at York County (Pa.) Academy, a forerunner to York College. The longtime University of Indiana researcher’s name is attached today to Kirkwood Gaps, spaces in the asteroid belt influenced by Jupiter’s … Continue reading

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Part II: Historic Adams County town loses piece of its history

These familiar Baltimore & Ohio Railroad passenger coaches along Route 30 in New Oxford fall prey to the excavator. The two train cars, that housed Paul’s Model Railroad Shop, have been sold for scrap. Also of interest: Part I: Historic … Continue reading

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Flags of our Fathers – Linked in with neat York County history stuff – July 23, 2011

This photograph, complete with reflections from windows, shows one of 11 flags that can be found inside York, Pa.’s, Colonial Courthouse. Elizabeth L. Rauhauser Stein, whose family has been associated with the courthouse replica before, during and after its construction … Continue reading

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York County history books tout native-born workers. But does not diversity strengthen communities?

The New Year’s cigar ceremony signaled the importance of cigarmaking in Red Lion’s past. The last cigar factory operating in Red Lion – and York County – closed earlier this year. Also of interest: Cigarmaking Red Lion on top of … Continue reading

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