Category Archives: Local landmarks

Remembering Agnes: ‘Spring Grove’s Worst Flood’

This is the cover of a booklet published by Walt Geiger and Dave Leonard to show the impact of Tropical Storm Agnes on the Spring Grove,Pa., area. ‘Codorus Creek crests 96 inches deeps at mill dam, topping 1933 record of 54 inches,’ an introduction to the photo booklet states. Here, water spills onto Spring Grove’s main street from a Glatfelter loading dock.

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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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Often-photographed York County Courthouse bears example of early architectural recycling

Linked in/Neat stuff: Bruce Arians profiled/Finding treasures in outhouses The old turn-of-the-20th-century York County, Pa., Courthouse, artfully provided by the York Daily Record’s Dylan Segelbaum and Instagram. This building, of Dempwolf design, is one of York County’s most significant architectural wonders, … 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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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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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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Scenic Hanover Junction: ‘Awesome horse and rider sculpture … on the Rail Trail’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Interest in Pennsylvania Furniture/Discovering Lititz Dover’s Teanna Byerts grabbed this scene along the York County Heritage Rail Trail in Hanover Junction. She writes this about the sculpture: ‘Awesome horse and rider sculpture at Hanover Junction on the Rail … Continue reading

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Let’s just call Hellam Township’s Jim Mack’s a sanctuary for people

The official name is Jim Mack’s Ice Cream/Cones and Clubs, but locally everyone calls it Mack’s or Jim Mack’s. And it’s home to Little Ricki, an 18-year-old female bear, its mascot for the past 16 years. Mack’s is a local institution … Continue reading

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York, Pa., artist documented interesting off-the-beaten path sites

This is why Cliff Satterthwaite’s documentary artwork is so important. The now-Virginia-based artist captured this scene at the Children’s Home of York and hundreds of other scenes around York County from the 1950s to the 1980s. The Children’s Home then stood at Pine and Philadelphia, to the right of this scene. But the home and its grounds have given way to a small shopping center and a high-rise apartment complex. As here, the artist sometimes showed scenes off the main roads – in alleys such as Clarke Avenue. Here’s another example: An art show on Clarke.

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York County, Pa., History Mystery: This old, historic iron bridge intrigues people

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. Who would’ve thought that an old iron bridge would have generated so much interest. (Check out the likes, comments and shares ). But its popularity just reflects that many people have seen it, driven … Continue reading

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