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Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers in WW II: Did his quick smile count against him?

Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers, a York High and West Point graduate, talks to Army Chief of Staff George Marshall in World War II. Devers carried three stars then but gained a fourth star later in the war. He is the highest ranking military man to come from York County, Pa.

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Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers in WW II: ‘True driving force in the creation of American tanks and tank divisions’

Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers, left, talks with Lt. Donald E. MacNutt, 85th Engineers, as light and heavy vehicles from the 10th Armored Division cross the Rhine River about 70 years ago – on April 1, 1945. The engineers installed this … Continue reading

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Looking for York County trivia? These 4 lists will get you started

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Colonial York? Not quite/Pa.’s covered bridges The answer to the question is S. Forry Laucks, left. But what is the question? Both are part of a history quiz on YorkTownSquare.com It’s one of several quizzes from this blog’s … Continue reading

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History Mystery photo: Surely, this is York County, Pa., at its best – with lights on or off

Some YorkTownSquare readers have seen this wonderful photograph before. Perhaps you found it easy to ID the location. Maybe the road signs gave it away. Or perhaps you’re stumped. Well, the answer is below, with a fun wrinkle. It’s the … Continue reading

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The view across York, Pa.: From the city’s Southwest York neighborhood to points north

Linked in/Neat stuff: Daniel Peterman’s artistic legacy/Info about John F. Patton’s Drug Store? What better way to understand a York, Pa., city neighborhood than to see it from on high? That’s Zion United Church of Christ, the old York County … Continue reading

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Hanover at night photograph: A wonderful, colorful lead-in to the Evening Sun’s 100th anniversary

This engaging scene is downtown Hanover at night. Specifically, the Evening Sun photographer was aiming for – and captured – the news organization’s new digs. It’s the building with the fan-shaped, second-story window known to many as the former Tanger Hardware building.

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Penn Street Farmers’ Market: 7 views help tell its 150-year-old story

The Civil War was over, and York County, Pa., was striving to return to its life of relative peace as a farming community. The Industrial Revolution would come in a few years, and the fertile, well-watered county and its residents … Continue reading

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People like York County, Pa.’s varied architecture – and what is under those buildings

This tunnel was the main way to move patients and food between buildings at this #YorkPa medical center 60 years or more… Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 York countians are fascinated by buildings – … Continue reading

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Dirt track racing: It’s a longtime York County-area pastime

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: New owners for old York Post Office/The Golden Glow Ah, a spring racing evening at Williams Grove,  just over the York County, Pa., line in Cumberland County.  After a wet beginning to the 2015 racing season … Continue reading

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Mapping the Murals of York, Pa.: A new walking tour of city’s outdoor murals

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Lincoln 150/Art at Hugh McCall Mansion The rather obscure ‘Made in York’ mural on West Market Street stands out for several reasons: It’s the smallest mural of the Murals of York, Pa. The mural on the wall … Continue reading

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