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Textile museum to explore York County’s long link with carding, weaving and spinning

Alpacas such as those seen here on Shady Pine Farms in North Hopewell Township are relatively new to York County, Pa., soil. But as the desire for natural fibers has grown in America, this South American animal is increasingly seen around York County, a county that is no stranger to working in the carding, weaving and spinning business. In fact, a museum is opening to educate and observe York County’s long relationship with textiles.

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York, Pa., History Mystery: Can you ID Hollywood actress Elaine Ryan’s career change?

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. More focus today on YorkTownSquare on people who make York County, Pa., proud. When thinking about this History Mystery person, Elaine Ryan, you could say: What a career change! Also of interest: Check out … Continue reading

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This vintage 1957 International Harvester tractor clears 2015’s Winterstown snow

A recent snowy day in, yes, Winterstown, Pa., and Scott Hildebrand is at the helm of his vintage tractor – a 1957 Farmall 200. From York, Neb.’s Living History Farm comes this description of International Harvester and its Farmall line: … Continue reading

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Jefferson’s wonderful square: 5 views from different angles

 A recent post about Jefferson’s square brought this delightful photograph of the borough from Eric Krebs. He wrote: ‘The lights and white bags with candles were placed around the Jefferson Square every Christmas by the Jefferson Brothers of the Brush. … Continue reading

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York History Mystery community builder told young women: ‘Don’t be a cookie cutter’

Here’s another quiz resulting from YorkTownSquare’s initiative this year to remember community builders from York, Pa.’s past. Check out the comments about this mystery woman and you’ll find quite a tribute. My comment: ‘It seems the great people – … even from the generation that just passed – escape our individual and collective memories so quickly.’ But people do remember this builder. Karen Hostetter commented about our mystery guest, giving York photographer Bill Schintz credit for ‘capturing such a stunning portrait… .’ She wrote: ‘She will always be one of my favorite people and mentors. She used to tell us as young members of Women in Communications (now AWIC), “Don’t be a cookie cutter.” as she stood there in purple sunglasses and colorful striped skirt and top. (The mystery achiever) showed us how to be true to ourselves and not just in our attire.’

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10 links and pictures that tell the story about Tom Wolf’s inauguration

York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographers captured a bunch of compelling photographs and videos at the inauguration and post-event party. Editors judged this pictured by Paul Kuehnel as the pick for the newspaper’s front page.

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These 10 stories, photographs tell about buildup to the Wolf Inauguration

This neat image came from a Tom Wolf Inauguration email. That’s the future governor at left. ‘While we would love Tom to show us his musical skills at the inaugural party on Tuesday,’ the newsletter said, ‘we’ll let him off … Continue reading

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York County’s long meet up with Jeeps: From a World War II prototype to Tom Wolf’s Jeep

On the eve of the inauguration of Tom Wolf as governor of Pennsylvania, it’s an appropriate time to bring up a vehicle that helped him gain the driver’s seat of state governor. That would be Tom Wolf’s Jeep, popularized, in … Continue reading

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William J. Walters’ scrapbooks tell about a long career in York County’s private sector, public office

These three bulging scrapbooks detail the long life of William J. Walters – Bill Walters – in private and public sector service in York County, Pa

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When you enjoy this view from Chickies Rock, how how high above the Susquehanna are you?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Star Barn to move/The Inn at Lincoln Square How high is Chickies Rock, across the Susquehanna River from eastern York County in Lancaster County? The Chickies Rock County Park website lists it at 100 feet. When you’re … Continue reading

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