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See new York Town Square stories and photos at this link

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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This mural dominates a building’s side in Lancaster County’s Columbia

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: York County’s tall slate, case clock/When Lassa fever hit York The Murals of … . One might be tempted to say York. But this large-scale mural is across the Susquehanna River from the city of murals … Continue reading

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York’s rural Loucks Road has grown into busy Route 30, making this horse-drawn carriage scene rare

Linked in/Neat stuff below: Underground Railroad tour/Tapeworm Road ranch ‘A Horse drawn hearse built in 1913 makes it’s way down Route 30 in York,’ York, Pa., Daily Record photographer Paul Kuehnel tweeted. Before he died, New Cumberland resident and horse … Continue reading

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Off-year, off-season election musings: Leader and Wolf families have impact on York County, Pa.

This is a story of two front pages and two venerable York, Pa., families. Next to the York Daily Record copy machine the other day, I ran across a copy of The Gazette and Daily front page. One of our … Continue reading

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The Orrs of York, Pa.: Family barbers have been cutting hair since the 1930s

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Hanover looks at new fire museum/Those Codorus Eagles York County, like the rest of America, is facing the aging of its baby boomers and their down-the-road retirements. The York, Pa., Daily Record profiled three family owned … Continue reading

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If this York, Pa.-made part doesn’t work, the hulking product might make a decent boat anchor

It’s pretty amazing the interest in this History Mystery post on the York Daily Record’s Facebook page. Perhaps it’s such a small part integral to the rest of the bulky product made in the thousands in York, Pa. Here’s the quiz: Thousands of these durable, indispensable parts were made in the 40 years before its ‪York, Pa.,‬ manufacturer closed about 1940. And many are in use and in fine working order today all over the world. What are we seeing here, and what company built this part for its signature product?

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York County Primary 2015: A quiz to test your York County election smarts

It’s primary time, so we’ll put up a pioneering elected ‪York County, Pa.,‬ official here. He was a respected attorney before he gained office and that reputation only grew in his short time as a judge.York County voters will seek to fill two county Common Plea Court judgeships this year starting with the May 19 primary. Can you ID this man of achievement?

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Dirt track racing: It’s a longtime York County-area pastime

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: New owners for old York Post Office/The Golden Glow Ah, a spring racing evening at Williams Grove,  just over the York County, Pa., line in Cumberland County.  After a wet beginning to the 2015 racing season … Continue reading

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Try these 8 fun photo quizzes to test your smarts about York/Adams, Pa.

Old places from one’s youth that are no more often evoke History Mystery comments on the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Facebook Page. This one not only brought some likes and comments, but also hundreds of folks, whether stumped or just wanting to read about this place, followed the goo.gl link to the story. Remember this place? F

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Obscure York plaque points to young, unsung hero of World War I

Reminders about our history is everywhere around York, Pa. Here’s one. This plate is affixed to the door in the former home of the Visiting Nurse Association in the 200 block of York’s East Market St. Those furnishings are long gone, VNA is operating elsewhere and the building is usefully deployed by Keystone Auctions. But this York Daily Record photo gives us an opportunity to bring forth word of this unsung hero of Jeannette Zinn. In this story about Jeannette Zinn, I wrote that a room was furnished in the Girls’ Club in York. It appears that the VNA played host to the Girls’ Club because here’s that room.

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