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On our 10th-year anniversary of blogging, York Town Square is moving to another platform on the York Daily Record’s brand new website, WWW.YDR.com.

York Town blog’s new address is WWW.YDR.COM/blog/yorktownsquare. So please bookmark it.

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The fan club of noted artist J. Horace Rudy keeps growing in York County, Pa.

Interest in the life, times and work of York artist J. Horace Rudy is growing around York, Pa. His work appears in iconic buildings, churches and homes around here and beyond, and the growing Rudy fan club is evidence that … Continue reading

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Civil War chaplain S. Morgan Smith: This Moravian pastor went to war

Before S. Morgan Smith was an industrialist – perhaps the leading industrialist in York County, Pa.’s, history – he was a pastor. And early in his call as a minister, he served as a military chaplain. He was mustered out of the military 150 years ago, and his biographers have set up a presentation to tell about how this minister came to serve in the military.

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York, Pa., home to many grand buildings and houses to ‘like’

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. In placing two History Mystery stories a day on YDR Facebook pages, you get an idea of what those living in York County, Pa., and beyond respond to. They enjoy engaging with – liking, … Continue reading

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This York, Pa., minister converted to worldwide manufacturer

This chart shows S. Morgan Smith’s legacy – three York County, Pa., companies that operate today. Voith Hydro, American Hydro and Precision Components trace their roots to Smith, directly or indirectly. Smith was there at the beginning of a fourth company before leaving to found S. Morgan Smith: Johnson Controls, formerly York Corporation, Borg-Warner and York International, among others.

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Check out this gallery of York County’s beautiful stained-glass windows

This stained-glass window gives natural light in the sanctuary of York, Pa.’s, old Zion Lutheran Church building, closed since the mid-1990s. Other stained-glass panels that were installed in the new church in Manchester Township in 1995. This photograph is part of series of 18 stained glass windows in York County in ydr.com’s Media Center.

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What’s that ’51 Chevy doing on the roof at San Carlo’s?

That yellow 1951 Chevrolet hasn’t always been on the roof of The Hop, part of San Carlo’s Restaurant in Manchester Township, Pa. But it has become a landmark signaling folks about the restaurant/entertainment complex that incorporates an equally noteworthy barn.

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Where was this York-area bird’s-eye view taken? Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 4/16/13

Check out this photograph taken from the terrace on the steeple of Messiah United Methodist Church, North York. This photo shows a car show sponsored by the church several years ago.

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Moravian congregation, like others in York County, drew on faith in the American Revolution

Moravian Pastor George Neisser, writing in his journal from the York, Pa., congregation’s Gemeinhaus, provided a glimpse into everyday life in York Town during the Revolutionary War period. What he left for posterity was a message of struggle – and … Continue reading

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How a bird sees the original hub of York College: Linked in with neat history stuff, March 27, 2012

York College of Pennsylvania now sprawls all the way to Richland Avenue. This aerial photograph shows the eastern part of the campus, the hub from which the campus grew. This part of campus sits on York’s first golf course, later … Continue reading

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