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York, Pa.’s, snowy Continental Square from on high: How did the photographer get this picture?

This photo by Paul Kuehnel was marked January 2008 in the York Daily Record/Sunday News archives, but this snowy scene was actually captured long before that. York, Pa.’s, Wells Fargo Bank has long replaced CoreStates. But that’s bunny trail in the snow. The real question is here is where Paul Kuehnel was standing in making this photo of York’s Continental Square.

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Native Americans help clean up Dritt family cemetery in new York County park

Notice the Dritt name on the broken tombstone at the historic Dritt cemetery in the new York County (Pa.) Native Lands County Park recently. Those are the hands of Paul Nevin, one of the cleanup crew members. (See related photo … Continue reading

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John Smith gave Susquehannocks their name

John Smith drew this Susquehannock Indian after his visit to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in 1608. He described them as giants and claimed one warrior’s calf measures 27 inches around. Also of interest: 400 years ago, John Smith … Continue reading

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