Category Archives: Local landmarks

So you want to become a journalist or a historian, Part II. Are you a reader?

At one time, books were the main fare offered in libraries. Now, Martin Library in York, Pa., offer a host of services. Here in this 2005 photo, a couple of young York countians use computers, then positioned in the library’s new atrium.

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These 5 images explore Wrightsville’s bridgehead, upstream and down

News about the installation of replica lights along the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, aka Veterans Memorial Bridge, lured me to the 1930 bridge. I captured these downstream scene from the bridgehead on the York County side. This shows vestiges of the old Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal that ran from this point to Havre de Grace on the Chesapeake Bay. This is some sturdy stonework to survive floods and such since 1840.

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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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York County marathoners travel ‘Back to Boston’: ‘They are runners. So they will run’

The York Daily Record’s Kate Penn has produced ‘Back to Boston,’ a documentary about York County-area runners who are running in the Boston Marathon on April 21, Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts. Most ran in 2013, the year of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings

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Foodstruck event offers insight about direction York, Pa., is heading

The Foodstruck event the other day was successful in every respect. Just the 8,500-plus who made it there to munch on the Foodstruck fare made it so. Beyond the obvious, the event helps underscore a change that has been taking place for years in York, Pa. As the the following photos show, the event brought swarms of people to the arts district, scene of many downtown festivities nowadays.

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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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5 views of York County, Pa.’s old Guinston Church, then & now, inside & out

Southeastern York County, Pa.’s, Guinston Presbyterian Church, one of York County’s oldest houses of worship, is seen here in this undated photo. An interesting point here in this photo, part of YDR.com’s Picturing History series then and now project.

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Two newspaper artists documented York County life 50 years ago

Walt Partymiller was best known around York as a newspaper cartoonist. His work appeared on the front page of J.W. Gitt’s Gazette & Daily from the post World War II era to the mid-1970s. He also painted landscapes, as this … Continue reading

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Lancaster County’s Columbia target of Smithsonian’s search-and-enjoy mission

The National Watch and Clock Museum received a shout out when Smithsonian.com listed Columbia as one of the 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014. ‘Columbia is also home to one of the world’s only horology museums, the National … Continue reading

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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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