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6 cool, unsung York County, Pa., sites to discover and explore

Northern York County, Pa.’s, Redlands Meetinghouse is not usually open, but a stroll around the grounds takes you back to another time. You’ll see strange stonework that allowed church-goers to step up onto horses and wagons and an old cemetery to walk … Continue reading

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Colorful view of a classic little red school house in York County, Pa.

Here’s another wonderful York County, Pa., scene courtesy of Dianne Bowders – the old Raab’s School. It was one of about 300 one-room schools operating in the county before World War II. This classic little red school house gave way to regional elementary schools in the 1950s (see below). As for this photo, a commenter of Dianne Bowders’ Flickr account wrote: ‘Such clean and beautiful colours!!’

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Saber-wielding ‘Little Man’ stands high above rooftops in York, Pa.

This replica weather vane atop the Colonial Courthouse replica in York, Pa., is so prominent that it’s easy to miss. Dianne Bowders captured ‘the Little Man’ and told a bit about it original. Two questions: Where is the original displayed? … Continue reading

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When York County, Pa. Bibles were printed in German, and Fractur was the typeface

This early American Bible was on display at the recent unveiling of the 2014 Journal of York County Heritage at the York County Heritage Trust. The German-language book was published by Christopher Saur in 1776 and used at Black Rock Church of the Brethren. ‘This was the first Bible printed with American-made paper, and American-made typeset,’ Dianne Bowders, who put up the small exhibit, told a gathering at the event.

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Versatile Dempwolfs designed York, Pa., mansions – and carriage houses

Linked in/Neat stuff: Dr. Charles Drawbaugh feted/History mystery rocks The work of Dianne Bowders appears again on YorkTownSquare. This one captures a familiar Dempwolf design in York, Pa. But not a mansion this time. Here is the York Township resident’s … Continue reading

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When the old York Valley Inn stood in Springettsbury Township

This post card view shows the York Valley Inn sitting roughly in the vicinity of where Panera Bread operates today in Springettsbury Township. In the 1960s, the old 18th-century inn got in the way of progress, and a wider road spelled a decision point for its owners. An interesting solution emerged: Dismantle it and move reassemble part of it as an office – at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens in York Township.

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When the weather was nice and tobacco was king in York, Pa.

We’ll go back to a summer scene on this snowy day. Here, Norman Rishel is seen in this tobacco patch on his family’s Manchester Township farm. The tobacco was rolled into cigars in Emigsville, the closest village, according to Dianne Bowders, who provided this photo and information plus other photos to YDR.com’s online gallery Your Photos. Most of York County’s tobacco was grown in its eastern part, particularly along the river. So Emigsville would have fallen into that zone. One hundred years ago, cigarmaking from this tobacco and leaves imported from elsewhere formed York County’s largest industry.

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A York County, Pa., history mystery photo of confined proportions

It’s a Conestoga Wagon. Dianne Bowders writes in ydr.com’s Your Photos: ‘Conestoga Wagons were built about 1750 in the Conestoga Valley of Lancaster Co. Wagon drivers smoked rolled tobacco leaves called “stogies”, from the word Conestoga. Location: Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St., York, PA.’

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Prospect Hill Cemetery’s architecturally significant office well set among so much history

Motorists driving along North George street past York County, Pa.’s, Prospect Hill Cemetery can’t get this square look at its headquarters. The architecturally significant house is perfect for a cemetery that offers so much history. John Augustus Dempwolf, brother Reinhardt and their firm designed more than 500 structures.

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History mystery photo: Tea time in York County, Pa.

Neat stuff/linked in: Dispatch moves/YDR at Newseum ‘The second floor oriel sitting area of the (location at bottom) is set for tea,’ York countian Dianne Bowders wrote in a caption in Your Photos. That’s the setting, but where is this … Continue reading

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