Category Archives: For photo fans

Renovating Abbottstown’s Peter Ickes House: Log construction discovery was a ‘thrilling experience’

James Fritz is a researcher and writer of history. And he lives in a 1700s house near the square in Adams County’s Abbottstown. ‘My new two story log and stone home was located near the town square and the stone half of the dwelling had all the hallmarks of an early structure of Pennsylvania German/Swiss heritage,’ he writes.

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These big mysterious, metal, mechanical machines went out of style in York County, Pa., a decade ago

This might seem like an easy History Mystery quiz, but it’s been about 10 years since these big metal boxes were taken out of service in York County, Pa. Time passes fast. They were sold in 2006 after their electronic replacements successfully operated earlier that year. So a partial generation of folks never had the opportunity to use these mechanical machines. OK, what are these?

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5 things to know about Red Lion’s grand Fairmount Park

This is the view across Red Lion’s Fairmount Park. That’s the community war memorial (see below) seen prominently in the photo. And there’s a playground in the background, right. A water park can be seen in background, left. The popular … Continue reading

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Original Yorkblog.com history writer now doing ‘something completely different’ a decade later

Also below: See photo of Saginaw’s Meadowbrook Pool, from Joan Concilio’s Only in York County blog Yorkblogger June Lloyd writes about a lot of interesting things in York County’s past. A specialty is to keep readers informed worldwide about Camp … Continue reading

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Downtown Hanover, Pa.: Here’s how a bird viewed ‘McAllistertown’s’ square 60 years ago

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: More support for WWII hero recognition/New museum in Quecreek This bird’s-eye view shows Hanover’s Center Square in the 1950s. The equestrian statue – the Picket – stood in the middle of the square in those days. … Continue reading

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This snowy Hanover square photo will bring cool relief in these hot days

Linked in/Neat stuff: Hex Hollow movie/Locate this little red schoolhouse? This view of the aftermath of a blizzard in Hanover’s Center Square in 1890 will give some cool relief in these hot days of summer. The town, then observing 75 … Continue reading

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York County filled with diverse museums with their slate clocks, slate boards, prison bars and old cabooses

Delta’s Old Line Museum displays artifacts that tell about this southeastern York County, Pa.’s, diverse history – from Welsh slate mining to Ma & Pa Railroad history. Its inside prize is the slate clock – the Humphrey Pritchard clock. Its … Continue reading

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Obscure York, Pa., building served as nationally known artist J. Horace Rudy’s studio

Noted York County, Pa., artist J. Horace Rudy operated his art studio at 601 North Hartley Street in the first third of the 20th century. Charlie Bacas, a longtime resident of The Avenues, emailed this photo noting a vestige of Rudy’s time there – the leaded glass extension. Rudy specialized in works with glass, and his stained glass legacy appears in churches and homes around York County. This obscure building serves as another example of a now-obscure building or house around the county where a man or a woman of accomplishment did great things.

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This York County mystery place just looks like it has an interesting past. And it does.

History Mystery: This landmark served as a railroad hotel and eatery after it went up in 1883. It served as a stop for people coming into town from the‪ York County, Pa., countryside as well. It has been remodeled several times over the decades and serves as an eatery today. Can you locate this place? Answer: http://goo.gl/wmJL34.

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6 views of New Freedom, Pa., a pleasant town of travelers, past and present

Until the last part of the 20th century, New Freedom was a relatively self-contained railroad town. As did several York County towns, it had its own theater, now Bonkey’s Ice Cream. So it remains a popular meeting place in the … Continue reading

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