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Kiwanis Lake in York, Pa., 1957: ‘Swans first, now a fountain’

Kiwanis Lake at its best … at sunset, several years ago. The York City lake will be part of Labor Day activities on Monday, as it has been for years

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Digging Camp Security: 10 ways to know more about York’s British POW camp

First they tilled the Springettsbury Township field, and then volunteers and trained archaeologists went to work. They found some 18th-century artifacts, significant because this could be the site of Camp Security, the British prisoner-of-war camp that operated from 1781 to 1783.

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York’s Knights of Malta temple: ‘And what a building it was’

In the late 1950s throught the 1970s, many historic York, Pa., buildings were demolished, often to provide parking to allow city retailers to compete against suburban shopping centers. This building’s site was put to a different purpose. It came down, but another stately office building took its place in 1959 – the headquarters for J.E. Baker Co.

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York, Pa.’s, unforgettable landmark: Lincoln Highway Garage

Linked in/Neat stuff: Digging at Camp Security/Question about one-room  school The Lincoln Highway Garage was an often-photographed landmark in the York area. And why not? It went back to the early days of the Lincoln Highway, opening for business in … Continue reading

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‘Lewis Miller’s People:’ New book portrays 700-plus York countians in the 1800s

Donald Shelley, executive director of the Henry Ford Museum, said the 1966 publication of 19th-century York countian Lewis Miller’s work would provide a service for students and historians in opening up a new field of study in American social life, customs, arts and the like. His prediction came true. Now a complementary volume to that now out-of-print book is becoming available in the fall. ‘Lewis Miller’s People’ is a collection of more than 700 of Lewis Miller’s portraits in the collection of the York County Heritage Trust.

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275th birthday observance of York’s founding isn’t a sexy number but may be effective, Part III

The major York County, Pa., 250 parade heads to the York Expo Center in 1999. The year-long observance of the county’s big birthday culminated in this parade, which started in Continental Square and ended on the track at the old fairgrounds

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Zimmerman Center on the Susquehanna: They came by land and river to see the improvements

‘By land and by boat, visitors stopped at the center Saturday to see the improvements.’ So read a subhead on a York, Pa., Daily Record story about a day in which visitors could see improvements to the already vastly improved John and Kathryn Center for Heritage. Mark Platts, president of Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area, said the revamped Lower Windsor Township site links water to land.

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Remember York County’s big 250th birthday celebration in 1999? Much has happened in the past 15 years

Neat stuff/Linked in: Book Blast cometh/Out near Avalongs Hard to believe it’s been 15 years since the big 250th anniversary celebration of the birth of York County, Pa. That all-year observance crested in August 1999. It produced many mementos and … Continue reading

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Fire in a York, Pa., box car filled with apples and beans: ‘Here was a thriller’

York’s Vigilant fire company, captured here in this Picturing York before-and-after slider, has done heroic work for years. But there was a moment in the late 1800s when townspeople bailed out the fire company. Yorkblogger June Lloyd told about the response to a fire in a box car filled with apples and beans: ‘I guess it is kind of embarrassing if your horse-drawn fire engine runs away, is stopped by a collision with your other engine and has to be people-drawn to the fire. That’s what happened to York’s Vigilant Fire Co. in the late 1800s.’ June provided a newspaper account with her 2011 post that led with: ‘Here was a thriller!’

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And now … from The Dell, formerly of York, Pa.: Sixth annual ‘State of the Shady’ report

Tom Anderson of Shady Dell Music and Memories blog provided this photo from Gettysburg resident Phil Spangler of the house that later became teen hangout Shady Dell in Spring Garden Township. The hillside has change over the years, and the vastly remodeled Dell, closed for more than 20 years, is privately owned. But memories remain as found on Anderson’s blog.

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