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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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New word here: spionnetje, Part 2. And they were once all around York, Pa.

So we put out a call on this blog at in the York Daily Record for the present of busybody mirrors, aka ‘spionnetje.’ And a Facebooker gave us a lead to this one, just west of Union Lutheran Church on West Market Street. That’s the only one to be brought forth so far. Any other such mirrors out there?

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These 6 photos show what’s behind the gates at beautiful Shady Lane estate

The closing of a stone arch bridge on the Shady Lane estate in York County’s East Manchester Township gives YorkTownSquare.com an opportunity to provide more images from this beautiful place. The photo shows what most people know about the estate – those distinctive gates on the road between Emigsville and Manchester.

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York’s Central Market’s space is something that’s marketable

I’ve run such a scene before on this blog. That one came from a different direction, Central Market’s balcony. Like this one, it was a community event at the Central Market. That wonderful markethouse has a lot of assets, including … Continue reading

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This York County tractor ranked as high-tech – 100 years ago

At YorkTownSquare.com, we document the newest advances in farm machinery. Well, this might have been new 100 years ago. John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel, Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society, sent this in. ‘I attached another photo of some high-tech farm equipment on York County soil,’ Otts wrote. ‘Believed to have been taken in Shrewsbury Twp. near Kings School house. All I can make out is “The York” – ? – York, PA. Certainly looks high-tech for the day.’ Can you ID the maker of this tractor?

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Mount Rose I-83 intersection: More comes together there than roads

Blink and a longtime landmark will come down around York County, Pa. This is the old Denny’s near Mount Rose Avenue and Haines Road. Few will lament its coming down, particularly when it means the unclogging of the congested Interstate 83 Mount Rose interchange.

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Pennsylvania political roads now leading to York County, Pa.

Scott Wagner is the latest York countian to make statewide political news after voters wrote him in to victory in a special election for a State Senate seat that covers most of York County. York, Pa., has seen several of its politicos gain high state rank in recent years.

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This P-61 Black Widow looking for a kickstart

This is a World War II-era P-61 Black Widow. Elyse Pollick, a volunteer for the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, Pa., said only four such planes survive and all of them are museum pieces. The Berks County museum has launched a fundraising campaign to restore its Black Widow to flying status.

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Dancing at the Yorktowne: ‘I … drew it while they were dancing’

This is former York artist Cliff Satterthwaite’s rendition of the 1976 bicentennial dance (he believes) at the Yorktowne Hotel. ‘I (plein-air”) drew it while they were dancing,’ he wrote in an email. We appreciate Cliff sending these along. His work documents life in York County 40 to 50 years ago, a period covered in photography but in a special way with Cliff Satterthwaite’s well-trained eye and hand. Also

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7 images illustrate York County’s love affair with its cars

By now, YorkTownSquare.com readers know my interest in the Bowling Green Speedway and York County, Pa.’s, love affair with all things with two or four wheels. That love affair line comes from the York Daily Record’s former editor Dennis Hetzel. The BG Speedway clearly illustrates this relationship. In the middle of remote York County countryside, the speedway drew up to 8,000 fans and 130 cars, according to a recent YDR story about the racetrack revisited at a Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society meeting. The race track didn’t make it out of the mid-1950s, but a marker along Shaffer Church Road remembers its operation.

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