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When trolley cars clanged all around York County, Pa.

One hundred years ago, York County’s trolley system stretched from Bittersville to the southeast to Dover in the northeast. Then from Littlestown in Adams County and Hanover in the southwest to Wrightsville in the east. Here in this special before-and-after slider is the trolley line toward Wrightsville. It shows a car on East Market Street at Harrrison Street in 1939, the year the last trolley ran in York County.

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Versatile Dempwolfs designed York, Pa., mansions – and carriage houses

Linked in/Neat stuff: Dr. Charles Drawbaugh feted/History mystery rocks The work of Dianne Bowders appears again on YorkTownSquare. This one captures a familiar Dempwolf design in York, Pa. But not a mansion this time. Here is the York Township resident’s … Continue reading

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Codorus Creek had swinging bridge, but ‘You couldn’t swing it much’

‘We kids would go up there on that swinging bridge in the summertime and, in between working hours, we’d dive off of the bridge into the creek or we’d make it swing. You couldn’t swing it much, but a little bit. We had great times there at that swinging bridge.’ Late in life, Raymond Sechrist provided these boyhood recollections of this swinging bridge.This tightly bound span provided a short cut for workers walking from North York to York Safe & Lock and back.

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High Rock in York County, Pa. So, which High Rock is this?

Chris Otto tells us about all kinds of interesting things over at Papergreat.com. He found the High Rock postcard above. The question seems to be: Which York County, Pa., High Rock is it? Maybe one of you can help?

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How Kiwanis Lake has changed since it was developed in 1952

‘Picturing History’ captures a then & now scene from Kiwanis Lake. Sometimes, Kiwanis Lake is mushed in with nearby Farquhar Park. But this list from the City of York separates it out among the 25 parks listed on its website. Check out that list of 25. How many parks have you visited?

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In the former Formprest building: York countians locate things by what used to be there

York countians are good at this: When something is opening somewhere, we describe it as being in the former such and such building. Well, a wine bar on North George Street is going into the former Formprest cleaners building (white building above). The Handsome Cab is one of two wine bars opening in that area, examples of boutique-like business opening its doors in that part of town.

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Rosie the Riveter toiled in the Civil War, too

Women living in the Civil War era are getting their due in the popular re-enactments in Gettysburg and elsewhere in these 150 years of the war observances. One re-enactor in Gettysburg for the 151st anniversary of the battle likened Civil War contributions to those of ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ that symbol of women who worked on shop floors in World War II.

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When York was the hub of powerlifting. And York Barbell still is.

Linked in/Neat stuff: York’s barber pole/York’s Centre Square flag What these York Barbell power lifters are doing here is similar to the Strength Spectacular at the venerable York, Pa., barbell maker in June. ‘I think York is the hub, the … Continue reading

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Bells on Seminary Ridge will be heard across Gettysburg Battlefield

Every time you go to Gettysburg, there’s something new to see. In this case, to see and hear. These 1869-vintage bells have a new home of Seminary Ridge. ‘Intended to memorialize soldiers who have fought worldwide and missionaries who have spread the Gospel in peace, it is fitting that the bells are in front of the seminary’s Church of the Abiding Presence, reaching out to the fields that hosted the bloodiest battle fought on American soil,’ the Evening Sun in Hanover reported in: Seminary Bells ring for soldiers, missionaries. So you might hear them before you see them. When they ring, they’ll be heard across the battlefield.

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Brodbecks Stone Church isn’t made of stone: Traditions linger in York County, Pa.

Picturing History profiles Brodbecks’ St. Jacob’s (Stone) Church, whose name indicates that traditions sometimes die hard in York County, Pa. ‘Although widely known as Stone church, there hasn’t been a stone church on the property since 1855,’ Charles H. Glatfelter wrote in ‘York County Lutherans.’ Glatfelter gave other facts about the church, from which we can draw lessons.

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