5 photos show life around York County, Pa. – then & now

 Linked in/Neat stuff: York Twinning/Remember these old York photos?

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1. The wrath of February’s ice and snowstorms shut down York County’s rail trail. York County, Pa., parks crews are seen here clearing the path. Which reminds you that the same types of obstructions met trains when that right of way played host to the Northern Central Railway and its successors. Working on the railroad must have been a never-ending toil. Check out these rail trail cleanup photos. Also of interest: Rail trail extension to follow canal towpath.

black history2. The African American History Fair last week in York was just one of Black History month activities around York County in February.  It also spawned this interesting York Sunday News column: Why we still need African-American history.

3. The old meeting house atop a hill in Manchester drew numerous memories on the I Grew up in Manchester/Mount Wolf Facebook page:

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4. The York Sunday News’ Gordon Freireich observes the long history – 6 decades’ worth – of York Twinning with a headline that included a ‘tale of three cities.’

5. This video slide show appeared on YDR’s Facebook page and other social media sites, evoking lots of likes, shares and comments.

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. East Region Editor, Digital First Media. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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