Author Archives: Jim McClure

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.

Codorus Eagles cam comes down but watch for the great birds soaring above York County

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Underground Railroad book in 2016/Bricker’s Fries on video This is a fitting way to recognize July 4: Readers should know about the ending of the Eagles Cam that captivated at least 1.5 million people for the … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 152: Commemorating the battle on land – and sea

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Fissel’s one-room school open house/Eagle Cam shutting down Gettysburg is landlocked, but The Evening Sun in Hanover found a neat way to tie this historic town and its battle to the sea: Several years ago, the … Continue reading

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Replicating Lincoln in Gettysburg: A Red Lion artist is working to reproduce ‘The Man’

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Steps at Indian Steps Museum/Camp Security stockade is elusive Brian Griffin is a Red Lion, seen here, is an exhibit specialist for the National Park Service, another important artist with York County, Pa., ties. He’s done … Continue reading

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Springetts again focal point of preservationist-versus-developer debate, Part II

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Golden Plough’s new shingles/5 things to see in Gettysburg Another developer v. preservationist debate is playing out in (where else?) Springettsbury Township. Bloomingdale (seen here) and the Modernaire Motel are significant structures that could be demolished … Continue reading

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That was Tropical Storm Agnes: ‘My mother-in-law … they took her out of the second story window by boat’

This History Mystery quiz captured the interest of York, Pa., Daily Record Facebook readers. It reached more than 50,000 and attracted, 268 likes, 134 comments and 226 shares. One commenter remembered:  ‘My mother-in-law lived on the corner and they took her … Continue reading

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Growing bad blood in families means more York County judges – and more courtrooms

The buildout of the fifth floor at the York County Judicial Center, seen across the North George Street atrium, reflects what’s going with family structure in the county. Some of the fifth-floor courtrooms will open in July to accommodate escalating … Continue reading

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Royal Square in York, Pa.: These buildings will be in the middle of things. Actually, they already are

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Graves moving at York church/Remember Weinbrom? This remote section of Royal Square Development continues to expand in York City, Pa. Actually, it’s not remote – right down North Beaver Street from Central Market. And when the Northwest … Continue reading

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In their day, these old York, Pa., lamp posts were works of art

You see these old utility poles bearing new street lamps around town. You squint and realize that in their day, they were special. They still bear an element of their original craftsmanship, although this one outside Central Market on North … Continue reading

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York Fair 250: Big parade, big top circus part of big anniversary plans

Linked in/Neat stuff below: Boyhood homes of famous Yorkers/Jeff Koons in the news These panels, part of the outdoor York Fair painting in the Murals of York series, show high-profile parades that have been part of the fair’s past. This … Continue reading

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Off-year, off-season election musings: Leader and Wolf families have impact on York County, Pa.

This is a story of two front pages and two venerable York, Pa., families. Next to the York Daily Record copy machine the other day, I ran across a copy of The Gazette and Daily front page. One of our … Continue reading

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