Farm house in Indian Rock Dam area: Surely this is York County at its best

Linked in/Neat stuff: True York County Crime, 1866/Hoke House’s history

Ah, a simple and beautiful York County farmhouse in the snow. And this scene comes from one of the loveliest area around York – the Indian Rock Dam area. Surely, this is York County, Pa., at its best. Dave Lensch of Spring Garden Township submitted this photo to the YDR Nature and Scenery gallery earlier this month. He wrote: ‘Joanne Mays photo of a farm house on Days Mill Rd.’ This photo is one of hundreds that area residents have submitted to’s Your Photos. Also of interest: The Norman Wood Bridge at sunrise: York County at its best.

Other neat stuff from all over … .

Native son Tom Wolf won the Pennsylvania governorship in November but failed to capture York County.

The York Daily Record’s Ed Mahon shows how Wolf fared in his home county versus incumbent Tom Corbett, municipality by municipality.

He also provided a host of other charts and maps that explain Wolf’s performance in York County and across Pennsylvania.

Check out: 9 indicators.


Arts communities everywhere: Like York, Harrisburg is looking to provide residential/studio space for arts community.


True crime: Scott Mingus goes post-Civil War in telling this story:

+++ More Satterthwaite:

dcFormer York artist Cliff Satterthwaite painted this on location scene of the U.S. National Arboretum on Route 50 in Washington, D.C. He offered to the arboretum, but he said it was not accepted. More: Satterthwaite category.


Hoke House history explained: Thank you, Paul Nevin: 



Days gone by … and today: Such scenes bring back memories. Interestingly, I was in some of the shops around Central Market this weekend and the stores were busy … on a rainy day.

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