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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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York Barbell spawned celebrity weightlifters: Can you ID this iconic lifter?

Look, mom, one hand. This is one of ‪‎York Barbell‬’s iconic weightlifters in one of the iconic photos of those days when York was know as Muscletown U.S.A.

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York Airport’s runway: A rare view of its other end

Anyone who has driven on Route 30, the old Lincoln Highway, west of York is familiar with the York Airport. Planes come in right over the roof of your car. But what’s at the other end of the runway? That … Continue reading

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York Fair 250, past and present, in photographs and stories

This photo serves as a reminder that manned airships were around before and during the Wright Brothers made their maiden voyage in 1903. The difference is that the inventors at Kitty Hawk, N.C., made it in a powered and controlled … 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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Above Jefferson, Pa.: Memorable lunch break brings 2 neat aerial views of borough’s square

Some month ago, Eric Krebs provided us with an aerial look at Jefferson’s Square at Christmas. He’s come through again, with two daylight views of the neat green area in the middle of this southwestern York County borough. In this phot, his camera is pointed from east to west. Below, he captures the square at a lower elevation, or at least with a stronger lens. The square was in the news recently after a longtime exhibit there – a World War I cannon – was restored and remounted in this green area.

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One small plot of Springettsbury Township ground, so many memories. And yes, that’s an airport you’re seeing

This York County, Pa. land bears several landmarks popular at the time of this 1950 photograph from a York Chamber of Commerce publication. Take your pick among these Springettsbury Township places. What’s can you ID here? Do any of these … Continue reading

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York, Pa., History Mystery: Can you ID Hollywood actress Elaine Ryan’s career change?

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. More focus today on YorkTownSquare on people who make York County, Pa., proud. When thinking about this History Mystery person, Elaine Ryan, you could say: What a career change! Also of interest: Check out … Continue reading

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Some York County photos are just hard to get: Check out your York history smarts

John F. M. Wolfe, a student of York County aviation, told the story of this painting. The painting was hanging in Warner’s warehouse but was not at eye level. So a photographer got up in a forklift to get this eye-level picture. It appears in John Wolfe’s ‘Profiles of Aviation.’ So that’s the back story. Can you answer this quiz and those below?

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York County’s Vietnam Memorial: Getting ready for its 5-year anniversary

Hard to believe. It’s been five years since the York County Vietnam Memorial went up at the York Expo Center. Here’s the Oct. 3, 2009, story on its public introduction to prove it: 2,000 witness unveiling of York County Vietnam Memorial. In this photo, workers prepare the memorial for its fifth anniversary observance in October. Chapter 1032 Vietnam Veterans of America is planning the event at the memorial, the work of York County sculptor, Lorann Jacobs.

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