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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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B.F. Willis design + J. Horace Rudy stained glass windows = Beautiful Zion Church on York’s Penn Park

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Skateboard deck art?/When Devers paraded through York, Pa. Ah, a beautiful site from the camera of the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Jason Plotkin. Those are Zion United Church of Christ’s windows made a century ago by … Continue reading

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When Milton D. Martin’s Quiet Reading Room was anything but quiet

An audience overflowed from Martin Library’s Silent Reading Room in a Fixing York forum this week. The library’s original benefactor Milton D. Martin, in the portrait, top center, looks on. Also of interest: The Who’s Who that have led the … Continue reading

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The Susquehanna’s riverbed: What can you do with a face like that?

The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Jason Plotkin’s photos from above the Norman Wood Bridge are telling for several reasons. With a Susquehanna River bed like that, it’s obvious why the river over the centuries could not be navigated – or at least navigated by flatboats only in certain rainy seasons. It’s also why canals had to be put in on both sides of the river so that farmers and merchants could get their goods to market on the Chesapeake Bay.

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Gen. Jacob L. Devers’ famous hero’s ride came in R. W. Bowman’s Cadillac

Gen. Jacob L. Devers receives a hero’s welcome back after leading two Allied armies in Europe in World War II. A York resident believes the Cadillac he is riding in was owned by his grandfather. This photo is part of … Continue reading

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One man’s opinion about popular opinion in York, Pa., in 1892: ‘Let well enough alone’

George S. Schmidt penned this essay for the York Gazette on Feb. 6, 1892, urging York, Pa., residents to wake up and inhale the spirit of progress, as one of the city’s newspapers was then doing. Industrialist A.B. Farquhar was … Continue reading

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Recognizing Glen Rock’s Neuhaus brothers: Sellers of everything from field plows to dynamite

Linked in/Neat stuff: John Schmidt’s memoirs/WW I in Muddy Creek Forks That’s the Arthur Hufnagel Public Library in Glen Rock, right, before it became known as that. In its day, this pair of buildings, operated by the Neuhaus brothers, sold … Continue reading

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Lassa fever was in York County, Pa., in 1969: First U.S. death recorded here

York County’s Delma Rivera-Lytle is seen with her aunt and uncle, Juan and Doris Román. Juan Román became the first U.S. victim of Lassa fever when he died visiting the Rivera in York County, Pa., in 1969. Lassa is a distant cousin of Ebola.

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Central York students combine journalism, law to probe historic criminal cases

The remote place just beyond this overpass in East Manchester Township looks safe. But it isn’t. Or wasn’t. Here, William Babner attacked a young man and woman, and after he assaulted and shot them, left them for dead in the … Continue reading

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York Fair 250: Civil War’s Worth Infantry band one of many entertainers to play at the fair

The Worth Infantry , a York County, Pa., unit captained by John Hay, was an early responder after the Confederate firing on Fort Sumter in 1861. Scott Mingus writes in his Cannonball blog that the unit was formed before the … Continue reading

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