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6 more cool, unsung York/Adams, Pa., sites to discover and explore

This unsung site is hardly off the beaten track, as many often-overlooked places are. But Gettysburg’s square should not be forgotten as a place to spend time on those treasured trips to the Gettysburg National Military Park and other attractions. The visitors center is now farther away from this crossroads, but remember that this part of Gettysburg saw fighting, too. And there are museums, shops linked up to the Civil War and prime restaurants within walking distance. In fact, the must-see National Cemetery, with its Lincoln connections, and nearby Ziegler’s Grove, with its Pickett Charge links, are a reasonable walk from this square, seen here from the roof of the Gettysburg Hotel.

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Scarred Civil War soldier took the surrendered York flag and ‘stood with it in his arms, holding it in front of him’

‘Surrender of York to Gen. Early and Gen. Gordon, June 28th 1863,’ wrote Lewis Miller atop his drawing of this significant moment in York County, Pa., history. The Confederates overran York County in these late-June days before the Battle of … Continue reading

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York/Adams History Mystery quiz: Where was the bird flying to get this view?

Today’s History Mystery: This is a bird’s-eye view of … ? Well, this perch has been increasingly available to members of the public in recent years. And it’s known around the world because of its role in a popular film … Continue reading

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Gettysburg’s compelling annual Sacred Trust series has become a must-visit at the battlefield

Jennifer Murray speaks on ‘ “From These Honored Dead” ‘: Gettysburg and World War II’ at the Sacred Trust’s Talks and Book Signings that concludes today. (Check out today’s schedule). The three-day annual event features big-league Civil War experts speaking … 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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Gettysburg Electric Map: And now, this summer in Hanover

Remember going down to Gettysburg to see the old Electric Map at the old Gettysburg Visitors Center in the old days? Now, those with Civil War interests will have a chance to see the old Electric Map in a new location – Hanover. It’s expected to open this summer, according to the Evening Sun in Hanover: Electric Map pieces fall into place. Owner Scott Roland sees it as a tourism play for Hanover. ‘If even 5 percent of the tourists who visited the map in Gettysburg pay to see it in Hanover, it could lead to a boom for all of the borough’s businesses,’ he told The Evening Sun.

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Emigsville’s Emig Mansion: 3 views of this wonderful York County landmark

Linked in/Neat stuff: Iconic names Utz, Clarks, Harley-Davidson in news/LBJ’s visit in 1966 The Emig Mansion is one of York County, Pa.’s finest homes. It’s been a bed-and-breakfast in recent years and will remain so, under new hosts. The operators, … Continue reading

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Civil War chaplain S. Morgan Smith: This Moravian pastor went to war

Before S. Morgan Smith was an industrialist – perhaps the leading industrialist in York County, Pa.’s, history – he was a pastor. And early in his call as a minister, he served as a military chaplain. He was mustered out of the military 150 years ago, and his biographers have set up a presentation to tell about how this minister came to serve in the military.

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York County, Pa., enjoys its big anniversaries, Part II: And there’s even more history to enjoy

The year was 1887, and Borough of York, Pa., turned into the City of York, Pa. This came exactly 100 years after the Village of York became the Borough of York. All this called for a major celebration, and the … Continue reading

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Penn Street Farmers’ Market: 7 views help tell its 150-year-old story

The Civil War was over, and York County, Pa., was striving to return to its life of relative peace as a farming community. The Industrial Revolution would come in full in a few years, and the fertile, well-watered county and … Continue reading

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