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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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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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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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One way York countians beat the heat 40 years ago

Yes, we’re finally seeing some sun. Which leads us to swimming, which leads us to this Cliff Satterthwaite painting of a popular York County, Pa., pool. Many York countians remember this pool, so they should have no problem locating it.

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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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When York, Pa.’s Post Office stood like a lighthouse

Yes, this is the old turn-of-the-20th-century post office, Beaver and Philadelphia in York, Pa. A favorite building for many visitors to the arts district. It’s now part Lighthouse Youth Center Ministry of the York Rescue Mission, below. YDR photographer Paul Kuehnel, who has been inside the structure, says it joins up with adjoining Gethsemane Hall to provide a spacious recreational facility.

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York County, Pa., history mystery: ‘No one can identify this building’

This photograph show the Anderson/Ramsey Auto Company, whereabout unknown. Doug Winemiller of the Stewartstown Historical Society said Anderson and Ramsey operated a Buick dealership in Stewartstown starting in 1921. It is believed that Anderson and Ramsey ran dealerships in Delta and Stewartstown. Here’s the history mystery: ‘No one can identify this building,’ Doug wrote in an email. Does it say: ‘York Penna.’?

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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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What’s on the horizon from this view atop a York, Pa., ladder truck?

This elevated scene shows York County, Pa., firefighters working to douse a three-alarm fire. From this vantage point, several building appear in the horizon. So here’s the question: What are we seeing in the background?

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This Harley mystery motorcycle, off the beaten path, is seen by thousands

Harley-Davidson motorcycles are on display around York County, Pa., where they’re assembled. But few get more looks from the public than this one. Interestingly, many York countians might never have seen this particular cycle. Can you locate it?

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