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How do you demall a mall? West Manchester Mall is example

Linked in/Neat stuff: George Trout’s book/York City in motionThis rendering shows what the West Manchester Mall will look like when it’s demalled. Turning malls inside out is becoming common today, making the climate-controlled covered shopping center experience a thing of … Continue reading

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Utility poles moved for this slow-moving York, Pa., monster

Still on the artist Cliff Satterthwaite beat. He keeps sending in these interesting scenes documenting York County, Pa., circa 1960s and 1970s. This one shows a large piece of equipment passing through York County on its way to Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in the county’s southeastern corner. The artist noticed that utility poles had to be moved to accommodate this slow-moving monster, circa 1965.

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Foustown, now a ghost town, captivates people

John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel photographed this house in Glen Rock-area’s Foustown on the day that the nearby distillery stack came down in 2012. The stack, which marked the old distillery town, was built to make alcohol in World War II, but … Continue reading

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Mike’s Nut Shop recalled: ‘…. the peanuts roasting right out front of the store … ‘

Artist Cliff Satterthwaite has colorized this 1978 West Market Street scene in York, Pa. He captures Mike’s Nut Shop, a favorite stop in York’s downtown.

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C.S. Lewis’ life and writings point to Easter themes

This is prep time for a dress rehearsal for ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ at York, Pa., Little Theatre in 2006. This performance put a different twist on C.S. Lewis’ famous series. Lewis is known to many in York County because of this story.

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York, Pa., history trivia: When did Stauffer make its first animal cracker?

stauffer’sYork County, Pa.’s, D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co. has made animal crackers since 1871. There’s the view out there that the company made the first in America, the popular cookie coming originally from Britain. It was a nice moment when Stauffer’s opened its doors to York Daily Record’s journalists on National Animal Cracker Day. Everything, even animal crackers, need their day in the sun.

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Picturing History recalls York, Pa.’s ‘second banana’ Hotel Penn

‘My interest in the Hotel Penn,’ Jim Hubley wrote in the York, Pa., Daily Record on Jan. 26, 1985, ‘goes back to when, as a tot, I was impressed with the long, long porch which fronted the building in the early 1920s. In summer the porch was filled with guests rocking away or nestled comfortably with with their feet resting atop the porch railing. To me, it represented the height of affluence.’

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So you want to become a journalist or a historian, Part II. Are you a reader?

At one time, books were the main fare offered in libraries. Now, Martin Library in York, Pa., offer a host of services. Here in this 2005 photo, a couple of young York countians use computers, then positioned in the library’s new atrium.

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These 5 images explore Wrightsville’s bridgehead, upstream and down

News about the installation of replica lights along the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, aka Veterans Memorial Bridge, lured me to the 1930 bridge. I captured these downstream scene from the bridgehead on the York County side. This shows vestiges of the old Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal that ran from this point to Havre de Grace on the Chesapeake Bay. This is some sturdy stonework to survive floods and such since 1840.

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Old signs hanging on York, Pa., buildings point to a different time

Recent YorkTownSquare.com posts about busybody mirror or mirrors (called spionnetje) on the side of York, Pa., buildings have raised great interest among readers. So we thought we’d bring back this vestige from the past, a long overlooked sign across from the East Market Street parking garage. It’s there, probably from the beginning, when the parking garage opened in 1969, with the promise that it would draw shoppers to plenty of parking in the downtown.

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