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Time-honored roadside attractions still used to lure motorists

Gettysburg Battlefield Thrift store uses large novelty statues as roadside attractions luring motorists into that Adams County business. The Hanover, Pa., Evening Sun’s Media Center explains these oversized figures as well as shows five photos of the scene:

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Gettysburg 150: What lessons can York learn from centennial?

This was York, Pa.’s, celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Rebel occupation of York in the days preceding the battle. The Gazette and Daily page asked the question but never gave an answer. Fifty years later, the York City’s mayor and officials are silent on the anniversary for some reason, but others have stepped forward to highlight this major anniversary.

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York County Bar Association office a stop on tour of historic law offices

Law Offices of York Walking Tour is set for 6 p.m., Friday, May 3. The tour includes visits to historic law offices in York. “During this fascinating and informative walk, you will see what lies behind the doors of some of York’s most venerable law firms,” a York County Bar Association release states. “Learn about the architecture of some of the City’s oldest buildings that have housed law firms for decades, and the famous cases tried in York.”

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In York, Pa., and Boston, Mass., police and emergency services workers are truly people who matter

A memorial garden featuring the names of firefighters and police officers who have died in the line of duty is to the right of the York County, Pa., emergency services building. The 911 center in Springettsbury Township is protected by a curved continuous concrete wall, between 18 and 24 inches wide.

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Number of York/Adams emergency, police officers killed in line of duty mounting

The Loganville Fire Company pays its respects to its chief, Rodney Miller, who died in the line of duty Saturday. The Loganville, Pa., community, as is the far reaches of York County, is mourning the loss of this respect firefighter.

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Hex Murder witchcraft trials … ‘and they happened in York County’: Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 3/27/13

It will be an interesting night in Glen Rock, Pa., when J. Ross McGinnis takes the podium in April to talk about the Hex Murder of 1928. McGinnis is an attorney with a gift for spinning a tale – only a true, terrible tale in this case. He will tell how three young assailants attacked suspected witch Nelson Rehmeyer to break a spell in a remote hollow not far from Glen Rock, Pennsylvania.

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Pen reportedly used for Civil War surrender linked to York County (by a thin line). Linked in to history, 1/29/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers York native and millionaire Jacob Tome, Rescue Fire Co.’s new owners, quarrying in York and York County’s potential tie to a famous Civil War pen.

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York County hosts local boy who made good: Linked in to history, 1/17/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers the impact of First Amendment advocate Jim Grove, a new York County Heritage Trust exhibit and a performance by local boy makes good Robert Spencer.

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Abe Lincoln post leads the pack in yorktownsquare.com’s Top 10 most viewed of 2012

Abe Lincoln leads the pack of yorktownsquare.com’s Top 10 most viewed posts of 2012

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A billion acts of kindness: York County can – and must – connect with grieving Connecticut community, Part III

A billion acts of kindness: York County, Pa., can – and must – connect with grieving Connecticut community of Newtown

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