Monthly Archives: February 2013

Yorkco’s first female engineer: ‘She wants to be a real honest-to-goodness engineer’

Two female engineers entered the York workforce at York Corporation late in World War II.

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Artful York County workmanship in a big heavy product: Linked in to York County history, 2/27/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers Creativity Unleashed, the journalism/history blog ‘Digital Notebook,’ the draining of Meadow Grounds Lake and a new statue of Abe Lincoln in Gettysburg.

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York County Maytag’s fleet: Can you locate where this photo was taken? Linked in to York County history, 2/26/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers a new use for the old Sears building, the Peeps’ 60th birthday, a photo session for the York County Maytag fleet and a local nod to Downton Abbey.

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Abraham Lincoln skips train, arrives in Gettysburg in big red box

Private and public interests are preparing exhibits, museums and even an excursion railroad for the approaching 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Look at the size of that Keystone Marker: Linked in to York County history, 2/24/13

York City is rehabbing a Keystone Marker, part of a effort in Pennsylvania to restore these often forgotten roadside signs posted between the world wars.

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William C. Goodridge: ‘One of the coolest guys you’d ever want to learn about’ – York County treasures, Part III

The William C. Goodridge Freedom House and Underground Railroad Museum, one of several historic sites relating to minorities in women in York County, is undergoing renovations

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Artspace scenes around York, as you’ve never seen them: York County treasures, Part II

Check out these artspace scenes around York, Pa., as you’ve never seen them

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York County treasures, Part I: ‘So, why care about old – or historic – homes?’

The owner of the Peterman Shoe Company owned this 253 W. Springettsbury Ave. home. It is one of three homes mentioned in a recent York Sunday News op ed piece by preservationist Mike Johnson. These historic homes are, indeed, York County treasures.

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Springettsbury Fire Hall not historic, but memorable: Linked in to history, 2/20/13

Springettsbury Fire Hall is not historic, dating back to only 1958. But thousands of people have passed through its doors for all kinds of community events. It’s coming down in 2014.

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José Hernandez left ‘great legacy of service and love towards the Hispanic community’

Early York County Hispanic leader José Hernandez left ‘great legacy of service and love towards the Hispanic community’

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