Category Archives: Notable images

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Where is the Susquehanna River’s Holtwood Dam? Part 2

On a rainy day before Thanksgiving in which snow is in the forecast, this sunny photograph might brightened the day for some readers. Don McClure captured this scene at sunrise several years ago. This wonderful area is remote enough that many York countians have never visited it. So where is Holtwood Dam on the long and broad Susquehanna River? The short answer: Travel the Norman Wood Bridge between York and Lancaster counties and look upriver.

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Everywhere you look in York County, Pa., you see a one-room school

This is a familiar former one-room school, sitting for decades along the York Road in Heidelberg Township. This has the look of a former one-room school, well-built and made of brick or stone. Schools in this area – the heavily German area of southwestern York County, were the last to become public. ‘Through the influence of Thaddeus Stevens and others, the Legislature passes an act to establish a system of public schools in Pennsylvania,’ a short history of one-room buildings in the York, Pa., Daily Record states in its 1834 entry. ‘A storm of opposition follows and the act is nearly repealed a year later. Districts are given the choice whether or not to accept and establish public schools. The law triggers the building of one-room schools in rural areas around the state during the next 50 years.’ After World War II, the 300 one-room buildings were consolidated into 50 new schools with multiple grades and classrooms. The number of school districts also came down – from 32 to 15. But the one-roomers are standing around York County today, used in a variety of way.

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It’s ‘The Voice’s’ DaNica Shirey, from Tune Town, Pa.

A magazine spread circa 1950 about York, Pa., titled ‘Tune Town,’ said this about the photo above: ‘York’s crack Spring Garden Band, Lester K. Loucks conducting, strikes up a tune in Continental Square, the music town’s main crossroads. The boys own their own club building, make records, and play out-of-town dates.’

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Art and artists making news in York, Pa., Part II

The Hugh McCall Mansion, 228 E. Market St., is owner of a new painting, mounted in its auditorium. The former Women’s Club of York building, now going by the McCall name, will be a venue for public musical concerts, art tours, antique shows, tea parties and weddings, according to its Facebook page. Here, building owner Eric Salzano looks on as Gabrielle De Veaux Clements’ mural ‘Enlightenment.’

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Art and artists making the news in York, Pa.

 Cliff Satterthwaite captured this scene and the one below in the East Prospect Street/Mount Rose area. Has this scene changed? the former Yorker now living out of state asked. Yes, quite a bit, with more interchange work coming. Also of … Continue reading

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York County’s Rob Evans artwork: ‘A gift for making the ordinary extraordinary’

A major exhibit of York County artist Rob Evans’ work is open at the Reading Museum through Dec. 7. It’s a rare opportunity to see this York countian’s art all in one place. (Yes, that’s the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, aka Veterans Memorial … Continue reading

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Hex Murder painting effectively captures terrible York County moment

York County’s Brett Greiman painted this scene of the Hex Murder of 1928 – a terrible moment in which a trio attacked and killed a farmer, a suspected witch, in an attempt to break a spell they believe he had … Continue reading

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Another beautiful Northern Maryland site ripe for York countians to visit

Here’s a scene ripe for discovery – another appealing Northern Maryland scene. These falls in northern Maryland, not far from York County’s southern border, are located on Deer Creek. This area is known by Falling Creek, Falling Branch and Kilgore falls. These falls, where Disney film ‘Tuck Everlasting’ was filmed, might be unknown to many folks. Maryland Geological Survey’s website states: ‘Maryland’s second highest free-falling waterfall is located on the Falling Branch of Deer Creek in northern Harford County. The falls were well known to local native Americans and settlers, but in recent times the area was relatively unknown because the land was privately owned. Through the work of citizens groups, businesses, schools and government agencies the Falling Branch Area was added to Rocks State Park in 1993 and open to the public.’

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Lewis Miller’s ‘People’ and the York Daily Record’s ‘Faces’ meet up

These examples of ‘Lewis Miller’s People’ are exhibited at the York County Heritage Trust and appear in a forthcoming book by that name. By coincidence, the York Daily Record’s introduction of the ‘Faces of York County’ website was launched at … Continue reading

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Old York Color Works building visible, colorful symbol of progress in York, Pa.

The old Keystone Color Works building in York, Pa.’s, Northwest Triangle has gained a higher profile since developers presented a plan to convert it into luxury apartments. Then comes ‘Keystone Crossroads: Rust or Revival?’ showing a photo (see below) of the old factory … Continue reading

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