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York County, Pa., icons met up at Sunday afternoon concert

A combination of York County, Pa., community icons came together over the weekend at Farquhar Park. The venerable Spring Garden Band, originating before the Civil War, played 12 works. Their bandstand was the beautifully restored Farquhar Park Gazebo. The park itself, York’s second oldest after Penn Park, is a popular place to stroll – or enjoy a concert. The Avenues Neighborhood Association, representing an old and well-preserved sections of the city of York, sponsored the gathering. This was a gathering of memories and with meaning.

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What is more York County than Yorkco, now Johnson Controls? Part II

Johnson Controls’ roots go deeper into York County soil and is arguably identified more with York County than even Harley-Davidson

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York County congregation straddled Mason-Dixon Line: Linked in to history, Nov. 23, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Bethlehem Steltz Church’s bid for national registry, the Hex Murder and the 4 millionth Harley-Davidson sold.

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York County has experienced hope, disappointment, hope in past dozen years

York County’s 250th Anniversary celebration in 1999 gave the county a spurt of optimism, which has waned a bit since.

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On the beach: Bike shows the reach of York-made products – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 26, 2012

Good stuff, below: Haar’s drive-in/Blue Star museums/Continental Square This Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle was made in York. It’s the famous one that has been in the news since it was washed away from last year’s tsunami in Japan and ended up … Continue reading

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Should York’s Bradford pear trees get the ax? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 17, 2012

More stuff below:Stony Brook Drive-In/Courthouse columns/Harley tours Those Bradford pear trees that flower so beautifully? They might be a victim of attempts to refresh the largely vacant section of West Market Street leading away from the square. A consultant has … Continue reading

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Furniture and motorcycles, York County icons, come together in this Hanover factory-warehouse

Workers are converting the former Madison Square Furniture factory on West Elm Street in Hanover, Pa., into a motorcycle parts distribution center. That initiative combines two York County icons – furniture making and motorcycles. (Click on this photograph to enlarge. … Continue reading

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Common question: How do I crack my York Safe & Lock safe?

York, Pa.’s artisan Othmar Carli stands before one of his restoration projects – a 5,000-pound steel safe. The safe is one of many York Safe & Lock-made vaults dotting York County and the world. The old safes continue to attract … Continue reading

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Old plow aids in planting of new Glen Rock museum: Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 1, 2012

Here’s the history of the recently opened historical museum in southern York County’s Glen Rock, according to borough historian John Huffnagel: ‘During the Sesquicentennial, Harold Fritz brought a plow made in Glen Rock in the 1880s into Sesquicentennial Headquarters for … Continue reading

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Part II: Often forgotten: Achievements of people named on building facades

These 13 men bought Harley-Davidson in 1981 from American Machinery and Foundry. They are, from left, standing, John Hamilton, Jeff Bleustein, Kurt Woerpel, Chris Sartalis and Willie G. Davidson; seated from left, James Paterson, Tim Hoelter, David Lickerman, Peter Profumo, … Continue reading

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