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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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Two bird’s-eye views of York, Pa.: One familiar, one pretty well hidden

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Who is that History Mystery man?/York, Pa.’s tobacco culture The view from above York, Pa., courtesy of a drone, brings you photographs of the familiar. That’s Santander Stadium at 12 o’clock. But it also brings views that … Continue reading

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York County Science Fair, founded in 1984, gives winners a chance to become ‘rock stars’

The York County Science and Engineering Fair has become a rite of March in York County, Pa., Schools. It follows the school fairs, so it features the best of the best. A York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News stories recounts the story of the fair, which goes back to 1984. Thought that was the fair’s first year, it doesn’t mean science instruction wasn’t done in York County Schools. Check out the list of prominent scientists who come from York County, many with international reputations, as proof. One science teacher told the YDR that some York County students have moved to the national level – ‘a rare chance for kids to be treated like “rock stars.”

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In Hanover, Evening Sun’s newsroom moving into former Tanger Hardware space

These steps lead to … well upstairs at The Evening Sun’s new digs in the old Tanger Hardware building, 37 Broadway, in downtown Hanover, Pa. The newsroom and advertising departments will work in the top two floors of former retailer.

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Nature took down two York County landmarks in Billy Foust’s town

Linked in/Neat stuff: Gettysburg museum to close/York’s love affair with oysters This photograph, sans foliage, gives a clear view of what’s left of the smokestack in Foustown after lightning crashed into its top in 2012 and a demolition team took … Continue reading

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New word here: spionnetje, Part 3. And they were once all around York, Pa.

Some months ago, Tom Gibson alerted us to the presence today of busybody mirrors, also called spionnetje, that were staples on building around York, Pa., decades ago. We found one on West Market Street near Union Lutheran Church. Just yesterday, Tom pointed out that one was posted on a building on East Market Street. So the hunt was on, and wouldn’t you know it? I’ve walked by this mirror, at 262 E. Market, scores of times on my way to the York County Heritage Trust, at 250 E. Market.

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York County doesn’t like change? Wyndridge Farm reuse challenges that

Wyndridge Farm near Dallastown has found two new uses for a 77-acre farm and 120-year-old barn. Wyndridge Crafty hard cider is made there, and the place is being developed into a special events venue. That means weddings and such. ‘The plan is to make Wyndridge Farm into what (owner) Steve Groff calls “a craft beverage destination and special events venue” that will draw visitors from throughout the mid-Atlantic,’ a YDR.com story states.

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These 10 York County history topics are graduate theses waiting to happen, Part II

This photo does what it was meant to do: Capture York, Pa.’s, industrial might in World War II. With this many execs in command and the York Plan in high gear, the Allies would win against the Axis threat. (When … Continue reading

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Meadowbrook: The Springettsbury mansion that tobacco built

The Meadowbrook mansion, seen here in a Picturing History’s combined then & now photo, is one of several examples of mansions that York County tobacco built. The Springettsbury Township home was the summer residence of Edwin Myers, who was in the leaf tobacco business in the late 1800s.

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Where exactly are those underground comfort stations on York, Pa.’s Continental Square?

Some folks, aware of the underground comfort stations in York, Pa.’s, Continental Square, are nonetheless not sure where these men’s and women’s facilities sit. Well, the former planter that has caused the roof problems below marks the spot. The York Daily Record/Sunday News photo shows the circular planter’s footprint. So below the planter rests the restrooms.

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