Monthly Archives: October 2012

York County’s Gravity Hill is where ‘down is up,’ and that’s no Halloween tale

York County has a Gravity Hill where down seems to be up, and that’s no Halloween tale

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Check out 10 more links to stories, photos of Sandy, present and past bad weather events

10 more links to Hurricane Sandy stories, photos and past bad weather events

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Frankenstorm: Check out these 10 links to stories, photos of Sandy, bad weather events

10 links tell about bad weather events in York County’s past – and present – with Hurricane Sandy bearing down.

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Indian Rock Dam, controller of Codorus flooding, just celebrated its 70th birthday

Indian Rock Dam, a York-area flood control impoundment, opened about 70 years ago, in 1942.

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Fitz family no longer ‘standing’ at Eastern Market, Springwood Road – Linked in to York County history, Oct. 27, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com cover Tropical Storm/Hurrican Sandy, Stewartstown Railroad and the Susquehannocks.

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Old Electric Map lifted up, then settles into new Hanover home: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 26, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers George Washington and Andrew Jackson’s visits to York, the Electric Map’s New home and memories about the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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York County Hex Murder: 10 memorable quotes about this famed witchcraft case

‘Trials of Hex’ author J. Ross McGinnis is knowledgable and erudite about York County’s famous witchcraft trial.

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Country music’s Shorty Fincher: ‘Valley View is the best of the lot’: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 24, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Valley View Park, the Electric Map on the move, the Hex Murder cases explained and the closing of Fitz Brothers Eastern Market stand.

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American Revolution contest prompts York County elementary class to do its homework

The Revolutionary War, specifically York’s role in that conflict, is highlighted in a York County Heritage Trust/York Daily Record digital contest.

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York’s orphans stayed in big home marked today by little-known plaque: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 22, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the Children’s Home of York locations, 10 top postcards, ‘agritainment,’ and the quest for Civil War photos.

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