The Picket in Hanover’s Square: Surely, this is York County, Pa., at its best

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: York High legend dies/An original McDonald’s arch
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This equestrian statue, The Picket, is one of York County, Pa.’s finest memorials. It’s a commemoration of the major cavalry battle that took place on Hanover’s street – including on the Center Square site where the statue stands tall today. The Evening Sun’s Shane Dunlap captured this winsome scene, which is now the cover photo on that newsroom’s Facebook page.  The camera angle doesn’t quite get in another resident of the square, the dog Iron Mike, standing guard with The Picket. Surely, this scene shows York County, Pa., at its best. Also of interest: ‘Revitalizing Hanover, Pa.’: Covering every angle of the town’s square.

Other neat, unrelated stuff from all over … .

York County plays hosts to conventions all the time, as evidenced by this week.

This week, two groups came here, though they probably didn’t see meet other.

The Association of Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums, along with the National Railway Historical Society will conclude their meeting at the Yorktowne Hotel today.

And the National Slate Association, meeting in Baltimore, took a side trip to the former slate mining area of Delta/Peach Bottom in southeastern York County.

The two groups would have a common interest: The old Ma & Pa Railroad, which connected York and Baltimore.

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York High legend dies: Ellsworth Kissinger … . (Click on the date if the photo doesn’t appear)

Former USC quarterback and local football legend Ellsworth Kissinger died Sunday at age 79. The 1953 William Penn grad…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Thursday, April 16, 2015

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A Lancaster site: Remember the large McDonald’s arches?


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History Mystery: You never know who will pass through the doors of a building … .

History Mystery: This house, now demolished, stood at 420 Prospect Street in #YorkPa. It was an academy before the Civil…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Friday, April 17, 2015

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