Memory Lane in York County, Pa.: These 13 links will take you back

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Certain venues – existing, demolition and reused – around York, Pa., bring back floods of memories. Melvin’s is one of those. The Springettsbury Township ice cream bar was demolished to make way for Interstate 83. But people remember it well. Also of interest:  About Avalong’s and Melvin’s: ‘I am some what familiar with the history of the area.’

This photo slide show has 13 memory-tugging photos, starting with the Shoe House.

To find out more about these hangouts and places that will take you back, check out: Memory lane.
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Drive-in and indoor theater are nostalgia-provokers. The Stonybrook area of Springettsbury Township hosted both. The indoor theater came down in the late 1990s (seen here).  Also: These 12 links will take you down memory lane in York County, Pa.

Two other hangouts – White Oak Park and the Shady Dell:
Just try to resist this memory-tugging photo of White Oak Park.
Stadium will be site of The Oaks music reunion
Wanted: Old photos of teen hangout.
Memorabilia from ‘the Oaks’ hard to come by.
Memories of The Oaks pile up.
Memories of The Oaks pile up – Part II.
The Dell: ‘It was like family’.
White Oak Park welcomed Blaw-Knox workers .
Shady Dell was home away from home for many York County teens in ’60s.

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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