Author Archives: Jim McClure

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. East Region Editor, Digital First Media. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.

The view across York, Pa.: From the city’s Southwest York neighborhood to points north

Linked in/Neat stuff: Daniel Peterman’s artistic legacy/Info about John F. Patton’s Drug Store? What better way to understand a York, Pa., city neighborhood than to see it from on high? That’s Zion United Church of Christ, the old York County … Continue reading

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Hanover at night photograph: A wonderful, colorful lead-in to the Evening Sun’s 100th anniversary

This engaging scene is downtown Hanover at night. Specifically, the Evening Sun photographer was aiming for – and captured – the news organization’s new digs. It’s the building with the fan-shaped, second-story window known to many as the former Tanger Hardware building.

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

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Know much about Spring Grove?/Watch & Clock’s new exhibit Well, here’s a cityscape you don’t see every day. Although now, you can, if you travel along the York County Heritage Rail Trail’s Northern Extension, left in … Continue reading

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Penn Street Farmers’ Market: 7 views help tell its 150-year-old story

The Civil War was over, and York County, Pa., was striving to return to its life of relative peace as a farming community. The Industrial Revolution would come in a few years, and the fertile, well-watered county and its residents … Continue reading

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People like York County, Pa.’s varied architecture – and what is under those buildings

This tunnel was the main way to move patients and food between buildings at this #YorkPa medical center 60 years or more… Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 York countians are fascinated by buildings – … Continue reading

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Dirt track racing: It’s a longtime York County-area pastime

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: New owners for old York Post Office/The Golden Glow Ah, a spring racing evening at Williams Grove,  just over the York County, Pa., line in Cumberland County.  After a wet beginning to the 2015 racing season … Continue reading

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Lincoln 150: These 10 stories link Abraham Lincoln to York County, Pa. – in life and death

The Rev. Henry E. Niles of York, Pa.’s First Presbyterian Church preached a sermon on the national day of mourning  – April 19, 1865 – after the death of Abraham Lincoln. It was reprinted and has become part of the … Continue reading

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Mapping the Murals of York, Pa.: A new walking tour of city’s outdoor murals

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Lincoln 150/Art at Hugh McCall Mansion The rather obscure ‘Made in York’ mural on West Market Street stands out for several reasons: It’s the smallest mural of the Murals of York, Pa. The mural on the wall … Continue reading

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How York County, Pa., changes, in four easy views

Springettsbury Township’s new firehall began the way all good projects do. With a concept and a felt need to modernize. That idea turned into an architectural drawing for a site – about a mile east of its longtime home along the Lincoln Highway. On one level, the need to modernize considering the regional nature of Springettsbury fire and emergency medical services makes a compelling argument. On the other, York County loses more green space. It costs tax dollars. And you have to look at what’s left behind

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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 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 … Continue reading

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