Abe Lincoln was here: Really, he was – in Hanover Junction. This garden reminds you of his visit

Linked in/Neat stuff: Where is George Washington Memorial Plaza?/Unsung York Town Craftsmen Guild profiled
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This garden, easy to overlook, is tucked near the road and the historic train station at Hanover Junction. Its focus point is a bust of Abraham Lincoln, whose train stopped at the station on its way to and from Gettysburg to deliver his famous speech in 1863. It’s a quiet walkway, maintained by the Penn State Master Gardeners. So if you’re on the rail trail and need a quiet place to cool off, look up Abe’s garden. Also of interest:  Abraham Lincoln at Hanover Junction: In 1863 … and today.

Other neat, unrelated stuff from all over … .

Do you know this place, below? We’ve visited here before, with its old-fashioned street lamps… .


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Love it when you learn something new about York. And I was with Gordon Freireich on this one. Gordon came across a 1940 booklet ‘Historic York Pennsylvania.’ It had several landmarks that are obscure today. Or unknown today. The plaza shown at the York Expo Center, called George Washington Memorial Plaza, is in the latter category. More, from Gordon Freireich.

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Unsung group: The York Town Craft Guild has been around since 1948. It meets at an old fire house at Windsor Park. Check out this York Sunday News profile: The resurrection of the York Town Craft Guild.

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The century-old artwork of J. Horace Rudy has been a topic around York, Pa., recently. People toured churches and other buildings that display his work. June Lloyd. who told about the artist’s work in a recent York Sunday News column, displayed this advertisement from an architect’s catalog, too. A gallery tour of Rudy’s artwork has been extended.

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History Mystery: An odd-shaped … ?

History Mystery: This building that stands in this region is, well, a barn. But a barn of a shape that is very unusual…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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