New way of seeing York, Pa., Part 2: Rail trail opens up new vistas of city

Linked in/Neat stuff: Emig Mansion open house/Historians tour old bank building
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York, Pa., Daily Record photographer Paul Kuehnel wrote this view from the York County Heritage Rail Trail, north of York city (seen in background): ‘Moon, old willow, over the Codorus. Nice late evening bike ride. Beat the heat, squeeze in the light.’  This type of view helps place York, Pa., on nationally distributed lists. Just this week, the city earned a spot of this list:  Top 10 most heart-warmingly beautiful small Pa. towns. Also of interest: New way of seeing York, Pa., Part I: Rail trail opens up new vistas of city.

Other neat, unrelated stuff from all over … .

YorkTownSquare readers have told us that you enjoy a heads up when a historic site holds an open house.

Such a tour is planned on Aug. 29, at the Emig Mansion in Emigsville, a bed and breakfast. The Emig Mansion Bed & Breakfast in Emigsville, Manchester Township Sunday May 17, 2015. Paul Kuehnel - Daily Record/Sunday NewsFor details on The Emig Mansion’s next open house, check out: Emigsville.

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rudyNoted York artist J. Horace Rudy designed these windows in the now-vacant Citizens Bank building on York’s Continental Square. More to come on this, but check out news of the tour: Old bank.

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unnamedArtist Cliff Satterthwaite found this early 1930s, 78 rpm record in ‘lovely original envelope.’ McCrory’s was based in York for many, so Cliff passed the photo along. In fact, McCrory’s home office and distribution center came to York County in 1963 and the retailer maintain some presence here until about 15 years ago.  This story recounts McCrory’s relationship with York, Pa.

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New sites on list: York County’s heritage program has added three sites to its list: Camp Security, Horn Farm and Stewartstown Railroad. Here are sites that are part of that heritage program.

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History Mystery: Arguably York County’s most famous tree.

History Mystery: This American holly tree is on the short list of most significant #YorkCountyPa trees. It is believed…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

 

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