Monthly Archives: April 2012

Is this willow tree standing today on Powder Mill Road? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 30, 2012

This stately willow tree was featured in The Gazette and Daily’s calendar in 1969. The caption for the May entry stated: ‘If April comes and the willows turn from yellow to green, can spring be far away? This sylvan setting … Continue reading

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College Avenue Bridge built to span four-lane highway to provide south access to York

The West College Avenue Bridge in York spans the Codorus Creek. It was finished in 1961 at a cost of $440,000. The Gazette and Daily calendar showed this photo and well as the image of a more scenic York County … Continue reading

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How a bird saw the York Mall/York County Shopping Center in 1971

This is the view of the York Mall/York County Shopping Center area of Springettsbury Township in 1971, courtesy of York County, Pa., resident Stephen H. Smith. Stephen helps us understands what’s where with his neat notations. And he has the … Continue reading

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In York County, we are tough and rough on our landmarks: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 27, 2012

The Gazette and Daily’s July 1968 calendar entry explains this scene: ‘This interior view showing the elaborate framing of the old Detter’s Mill bridge over the Big Conewago near Harmony Grove won first place in a Keystone Roofing Company contest … Continue reading

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What stood for 142 years came down in hours: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 26, 2012

This is a York County scene, although this five-arch Roman-style bridge does not seem to typify the county. But it stood at Straight Hill on the York-Carlisle Road between Dover and Rossville. A bulldozer took it down in 1954. What … Continue reading

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Neiman Craley, only Democrat congressman in York County in the past 52 years, gained another neat seat

‘Rep. Craley Gives First Lady a Lift.’ That’s U.S. Rep. Neiman Craley of York. Craley played host to Lyndon Baines Johnson/Lady Bird Johnson’s visit to Dallastown in 1966. Democrat Neiman Craley was the only congressman with the “D-York County” designation … Continue reading

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Auditor General nominee DePasquale joins short list of statewide political hopefuls from York County in history

Eugene DePasquale was York County Democratic Party Chairman when he strolled down King Street with York Mayoral candidate John Brenner in 2002. Brenner went on to win the mayor’s seat, and DePasquale later became state representative. Tonight, DePasquale won the … Continue reading

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What is the story of the Midway Motel in Loganville? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 24, 2012

Topics below: Pinterest interest/Local histories/Gettysburg hunting? Twenty people were evacuated from this Loganville motel, the Midway, on Monday after a fire at this North Main Street lodging place. This view helps place the motel because it captures its distinctive sign. … Continue reading

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Can anyone ID the young woman in the picture? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 23, 2012

Topics below: Emig Mansion for sale/Phillie pool closes/Thaddeus Stevens’ York ties Tom Waters of Lively, Va., purchased this photograph on eBay recently. He’s looking to solve a history mystery. Who is this young woman? Can anyone help him? (Click to … Continue reading

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Shady Dell has always been the Shady Dell: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 22, 2012

Topics in this post:  Shady Dell, Arthur Miller’s X-country bike ride, Finding their way out Part of the grounds of Spring Garden Township’s Shady Dell was devoted to selling cars. George A. Brown sold REO and Cadillac cars about 1920 … Continue reading

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