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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 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 … Continue reading

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What life was like in downtown York, Pa., in World War II

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Jim Getty, Lincoln re-enactor, passes away/Think Loud’s signal tower What was life like in downtown York, Pa., in World War II? This photo of York, by way of the Stewartstown Historical Society, shows George and Philadelphia … 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. The county … Continue reading

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York Hospital and its hilltop showed a different look 75 years ago

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Question about Manchester/What replaced Goodridge’s ‘skyscraper’? This hill has grown up since this photograph of the 10-year-old York Hospital was made. Today, some buildings that went up on the hill have already come down to accommodate … Continue reading

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History Mystery photo: Surely, this is York County, Pa., at its best – with lights on or off

Some YorkTownSquare readers have seen this wonderful photograph before. Perhaps you found it easy to ID the location. Maybe the road signs gave it away. Or perhaps you’re stumped. Well, the answer is below, with a fun wrinkle. It’s the … 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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Abraham Lincoln, Part II: How many times did the 16th President’s trains touch York County?

Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train stopped in York, Pa., on April 21, 1865. The train’s sad visit to York’s North Duke Street station came only a couple of miles from where his assassin, John Wilkes Booth, attended school a dozen years … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln: How many times did the 16th President’s trains touch York County? Part I

This handbill from Chief Burger David S. Tanger calls for attendance at a Hanover service to commemorate Abraham Lincoln in life and in death. Notice that it called for a procession to the church and the comments in small type: … Continue reading

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150th anniversary of Lincoln assassination: Former York countian in Ford’s Theater on night president was shot

York County, Pa., learned about Abraham Lincoln’s death later the next day after the Friday, April 14, shooting. Chief Burgess David Small issued the protocol for the day, as seen on this handbill. Also of interest: Lincoln’s funeral train in … Continue reading

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