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How do you move a York, Pa., house? Mules and greased logs are out of style

How do you move a house today? In East Manchester Township this week, a house was moved via remote control. This rancher, in the Gross family for years, was moved to make way for a mammoth warehouse. In 1905, a prominent York Pa., farmhouse was moved via mules and greased logs.

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They aren’t making the Hoke Houses of the world anymore

Preservation work is underway on Spring Grove’s Hoke House, the landmark 18th-century stone building that some folks remember as that area’s former library. Or maybe we should say, stabilization work is underway. At any rate, there’s a plan to keep this venerable Pennsylvania building in place dependent on meeting certain conditions.

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Gettysburg’s Charley Weaver Museum, aka Soldiers National Museum, items on sale

These figures are among the 1,000-plus items to be auctioned at the Soldiers National Museum in Gettysburg today and Saturday. They represent generals wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. The Evening Sun in Hanover provided this piece of history from … Continue reading

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Garvine Mill, aka Anderson’s and Rock Run Mill, stands tall in southeastern York County

Linked in/Neat stuff: Hanover memories/Gettysburg’s colorful train station Many of York County, Pa.’s, one-time inventory of more than 300 mills are gone or deteriorating. Southeastern York County’s Garvine Mill, seen at Woodbine and Garvine Mill roads near Fawn Grove, stands … Continue reading

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York Symphony + Lawrence Golan + The Strand = A1 entertainment

This past week, York countians experienced a never-before-seen view of the York Symphony and a seldom-seen look at its concert hall – the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. In the first category, brand new conductor Lawrence Golan conducted the York Symphony before a full house. In the second, the YDR’s Jason Plotkin went on a dizzying tour of ‘upstairs’ at the Strand. Check out the video of that tour below, plus eight other pieces of information or links about the YSO and its beautiful concert hall.

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Nature took down two York County landmarks in Billy Foust’s town

Linked in/Neat stuff: Gettysburg museum to close/York’s love affair with oysters This photograph, sans foliage, gives a clear view of what’s left of the smokestack in Foustown after lightning crashed into its top in 2012 and a demolition team took … Continue reading

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This sports moment surely shows York, Pa., at its best: The hop seen around the world

The York Revolution’s Sean Smith is seen after the Revs pulled out a win against Sugarland in Atlantic League playoff action on Sept. 26. In the 8th inning, Smith had tied the game with a homer over the left field wall and hopped around the bases, a scene viewed hundreds of thousands of times in homes around the world. He injured himself rounding first base after running out the hit, not aware that the ball had cleared the outfield wall.

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Digging York County’s Camp Security: Spanish silver coin dated 1780

The dig continues at Springettsbury Township’s Camp Security, the prisoner-of-war camp that detained British prisoners from 1781-83. That Spanish silver coin, for example.

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Papermaker scores 150th: Why Glatfelter doors are red and other Spring Grove stories

Glatfelter has produced this 45-minute video as part of its 150th-anniversary celebration. Glatfelter started as a single Spring Grove mill in 1863 and now is a sprawling, international company. ‘When I first came to Spring Grove,’ Amanda Glatfelter is quoted at the video’s beginning, ‘the mill was standing where the Western Maryland Railroad crosses my front lawn. A dozen houses, most of them built of logs, comprised the village … .’

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John J. Snyder Jr. tall case clock exhibit: ‘A simple design can tell you a lot’

John J. Snyder Jr. collected a hall-of-fame lineup of tall case clocks in his day. The works of John Fisher, Godfrey Lenhart and Jacob Hostetter, all clockmakers with York County connections, are part of that collection. Now, 14 grandfather clocks from the Snyder collection are on display at the York County Heritage Trust, 250 E. Market St. a York, Pa., Daily Record story on the exhibit noted that many dealers collect 10 to 20 such clocks. Snyder collected hundreds. The clocks are works of art and loaded with history.

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