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Is this York County, Pa.’s most recognizable farmhouse?

The Avalong farmhouse, now Christmas Tree Hill, in Springettsbury Township. The Willis House near Prospect Hill Cemetery. Forry Loucks Mansion, now Lauxmont’s farmhouse. Those are a some recognizable farmhouses around York County, Pa. But this modest house might be York County’s most recognizable farmhouse, although it didn’t gain that fame from farming. It was isolated, located in a hollow in the county’s backwoods, but is known to many. Can you ID this place?

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Another beautiful Northern Maryland site ripe for York countians to visit

Here’s a scene ripe for discovery – another appealing Northern Maryland scene. These falls in northern Maryland, not far from York County’s southern border, are located on Deer Creek. This area is known by Falling Creek, Falling Branch and Kilgore falls. These falls, where Disney film ‘Tuck Everlasting’ was filmed, might be unknown to many folks. Maryland Geological Survey’s website states: ‘Maryland’s second highest free-falling waterfall is located on the Falling Branch of Deer Creek in northern Harford County. The falls were well known to local native Americans and settlers, but in recent times the area was relatively unknown because the land was privately owned. Through the work of citizens groups, businesses, schools and government agencies the Falling Branch Area was added to Rocks State Park in 1993 and open to the public.’

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In Hanover, Evening Sun’s newsroom moving into former Tanger Hardware space

These steps lead to … well upstairs at The Evening Sun’s new digs in the old Tanger Hardware building, 37 Broadway, in downtown Hanover, Pa. The newsroom and advertising departments will work in the top two floors of former retailer.

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Upstairs at the Strand-Capitol: Life ‘Above the ceiling’ in York, Pa.

This ladder, with senior house manager Ben Spagnola aboard, ascends to the highest reaches of York, Pa.’s Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. The ladder is a continuation to the deserted steps project that have been the topic of several, very popular … Continue reading

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Watch your York, Pa., steps: Interest climbs in old stairs

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. So this is a different type of History Mystery quiz. The specialty this week is steps, usually leading to nowhere. In their day, they led to popular public places. See how you do, by … Continue reading

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York Symphony + Lawrence Golan + The Strand = A1 entertainment

This past week, York countians experienced a never-before-seen view of the York Symphony and a seldom-seen look at its concert hall – the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. In the first category, brand new conductor Lawrence Golan conducted the York Symphony before a full house. In the second, the YDR’s Jason Plotkin went on a dizzying tour of ‘upstairs’ at the Strand. Check out the video of that tour below, plus eight other pieces of information or links about the YSO and its beautiful concert hall.

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Montgomery Ward, Woolworth’s back in York County headlines in same week

When was the last time you heard about the brands Montgomery Ward and Woolworth’s in the same week? News about the former buildings of these two retailers from days gone by came from two York County towns last week. The Montgomery Ward building Hanover, above, is scrubbed up and windows unboarded so prospective tenants can see the possibility. Check out news about York’s Woolworth’s building below. ‘The drop ceiling has been removed, revealing the original tin ceiling, and the interior walls have been demolished,’ an Evening Sun story says

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Nature took down two York County landmarks in Billy Foust’s town

Linked in/Neat stuff: Gettysburg museum to close/York’s love affair with oysters This photograph, sans foliage, gives a clear view of what’s left of the smokestack in Foustown after lightning crashed into its top in 2012 and a demolition team took … Continue reading

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Lewis Miller’s ‘People’ and the York Daily Record’s ‘Faces’ meet up

These examples of ‘Lewis Miller’s People’ are exhibited at the York County Heritage Trust and appear in a forthcoming book by that name. By coincidence, the York Daily Record’s introduction of the ‘Faces of York County’ website was launched at … Continue reading

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Colorful fall foliage surrounds York, Pa. history mystery sites

The town is no mystery. And the train is from Steam into History’s excursion service. That’s no mystery because it’s the only train running on those tracks nowadays. So here’s the mystery. How many times did Abraham Lincoln pass through Glen Rock, Pa.?

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