Ye York Valley Inn scrubbed up well for noted artist

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Springettsbury Township’s York Valley Inn went up before 1750 to serve travelers in wagons moving from east to west, and it came down in the 1960s because of those travelers in automobiles needed more road, and many travelers had stayed ‘a while’ and turned into shoppers. Those sprawling shopping centers – the York Mall in this case – needed parking space. The old inn scrubbed up well here for artist Cliff Satterthwaite. Check out the photograph he perhaps used to inform him in paint this scene below. Also of interest: When the old York Valley Inn stood in Springettsbury Township.

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Notice the old inn was looking a little long of tooth, but what wouldn’t after 225 years? The inn was dismantled and partially reassembled to become the office for Susquehanna Memorial Gardens. Check out its appearance today.
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Other neat stuff from all over … .

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The boards have come down at Montgomery Ward, long closed in Hanover, and people can peer into this available space. The drop ceiling is gone, and the tin ceiling is now in view.
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Just a spot of color leads the eye up a green ski slope Sunday at Roundtop Mountain Resort. Paul Kuehnel - Daily Record/Sunday News
York Daily Record Paul Kuehnel has provided a tour of fall colors across York County, from New Freedom to Warrington Township. Check out this 18-photo gallery. Here, he takes in Ski Roundtop before the skiing season.

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Cornfield near Whiteford, MD 7-29-12

Photographer Don McClure says this cornfield, captured in the summer of 2012, is near Whiteford, Md. That means he could have been standing in York County near Delta/Peach Bottom Township or York County could be in view here. The Mason-Dixon Line, for all it has meant to the history of our nation, has always been invisible, in reality. That aside, this is a beautiful scene of one of America’s longtime bread baskets.

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History mystery: See if you can ID this venerable York County building.

 

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About Jim McClure

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

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