Monthly Archives: March 2012

York County artists use brushes to preserve landscapes

York County, Pa., artist Marion Stephenson’s brush captures Howard Tunnel on the York County Heritage Rail Trail. This image was part of promotional material for an exhibit organized by the Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County and the … Continue reading

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Hanover exhibit links to Titanic sinking anniversary and Warehime-Myers Mansion birthday

Karin J. Bohleke is director of Shippensburg University’s Fashion Archives and Museum. She transferred her skills 50 miles west, where she curated an exhibit for the Hanover Area Historical Society. The exhibit, ‘Titanic Fashions: High Style in the 1910s,’ is … Continue reading

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How a bird sees steam plumes from Three Mile Island: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 29, 2012

This aerial view from above northeastern York County shows the steam plumes from the two operable cooling towers of Three Mile Island. Actually, you don’t need a bird’s-eye view to see the plumes. Look in that direction from the York-area … Continue reading

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Former Spry Grammar School students still true to their school

A popular annual event – for 40 plus years –  is the annual strawberry festival each June at Christ Lutheran Church in York Township’s Spry. The event serves as a reminder of Spry’s rural past. The village grew after trolley … Continue reading

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How a bird sees the original hub of York College: Linked in with neat history stuff, March 27, 2012

York College of Pennsylvania now sprawls all the way to Richland Avenue. This aerial photograph shows the eastern part of the campus, the hub from which the campus grew. This part of campus sits on York’s first golf course, later … Continue reading

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How should the newest lake in York County be used?

No, this is not Crater Lake in the Northwest. It sits in West Manchester Township, in a former quarry. In other places, abandoned quarries have been used as amusement parks, recreational lakes, nature preserves and botanical gardens. What do you … Continue reading

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Dallastown Area Historical Society does right thing: Promoting borough history on Web, too.

The Commercial Hotel is the most dominant building on Dallastown’s square – the traditional center of the borough sitting along Route 74. The old hotel, at the corner of Walnut and Main streets, is now used as apartments. It’s still … Continue reading

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Building No. 11 in Springettsbury Township. What was it then and what is it now?

                                    This aerial view shows the York County Shopping Center in the late 1950s. Check out building No. 11, still standing today. What was it built for originally? And what is it used for now? For a key to the … Continue reading

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Can you locate this York County airport? Linked in with neat history stuff, March 23, 2012

Here’s how Capital City Airport looks from the air. The governor’s plane is among the aircraft using the busy airport, sitting in York County’s northernmost tip. It’s one of 50 airports in York County’s past or present and one of … Continue reading

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The showdown in Vulture Gulch and other stories about Glen Rock, Pa.

  A Glen Rock resident captured these vultures with his camera from his back deck. A camera is about the only way to capture these dirty birds, a protected species. (Click on this image to enlarge. Other photos below.) Also … Continue reading

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