Category Archives: Nostalgia & memories

History Mystery people of York County, Pa.: Test your knowledge

This week’s History Mystery quiz focuses on people. It’s amazing – and a bit sad – that once well-known York countians pass from the public scene and blend into history. So consider this quiz – and other YorkTownSquare.com posts an effort to remind folks of those who built this county. (OK, there are a couple of places in here, too.)

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I-83 improvements causing change at Mount Rose interchange

The Budget Host Inn, seen here in 2013 after a fire, is coming down. The well-known Mount Rose Avenue motel’s footprint will be covered by improvements to Interstate 83 in York, Pa.

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This sports moment surely shows York, Pa., at its best: The hop seen around the world

The York Revolution’s Sean Smith is seen after the Revs pulled out a win against Sugarland in Atlantic League playoff action on Sept. 26. In the 8th inning, Smith had tied the game with a homer over the left field wall and hopped around the bases, a scene viewed hundreds of thousands of times in homes around the world. He injured himself rounding first base after running out the hit, not aware that the ball had cleared the outfield wall.

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Gettysburg’s Ziegler’s Grove returning to its Civil War state

Slowly, the terrain in Gettysburg where the old Cyclorama building and visitors center stood for decades is returning to its Civil War state. In this case, its post-Civil War state as the marker for the Battery F, U.S Artillery is returned to where it first went up in 1907. It was moved when the Cyclorama building was constructed in 1962. How do you re-install a granite monument? Check out this Hanover Evening Sun photo gallery.

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7 questions – and answers – to check your York Smarts

Ever since this scene appeared in the York, Pa., Daily Record, I’ve thought about such countless gatherings, morning, noon and night across York County. This typifies a piece of York County – past and present.

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What is it that keeps you here in York County, Pa.?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Jefferson Hillclimb/50-year Eastern Market vendor Ah, what a wonderful point to ponder: What it means to be a York countian. What keeps you here in this 900-square-mile rolling, green and beautiful space? The YDR’s poll at the … Continue reading

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50 years ago in York, Pa.: AMF paved way for Harley-Davidson

This Harley-Davidson motorcycle was assembled on Feb. 2, 1973, the first to roll off the line at the Harley plant in Springettsbury Township. This Sunburst Blue Sportster XLCH carries the serial number 4A60000H3. The company, then AMF, had just moved assembly of its bikes to York County. The bike, owned by Mercer County’s Mark Duell, is seen here in 2013, but was back in York and on display at the Harley open house and associated Bike Night and White Rose Thunder activities this weekend.

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These 5 cityscape views came from atop old York Federal building

A York, Pa., Daily Record staff member found these photographs in a desk, and I grabbed them up for a viewing here on YorkTownSquare.com. The photographer stood atop what was then the York Federal Bank building, now York City Hall. The photos must have come when the bank building was being built in the mid-1970s. The parking lot in view here at King and George is now an parking garage and office building.

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Maryland’s Eden Mill Nature Center offers high dam, intact mill, Part II

After this YorkTownSquare.com post – Maryland nature center offers high dam, intact mill – I received this wonderfully composed photo of the Eden Mill Dam. It sits on Deer Creek in northern Maryland, but it has decided York County ties. The dam and nearby mill provided electricity for Fawn Grove in southeastern York County for years. Don McClure, the photographer, provided a couple of more photos of Eden Mill Nature Center on my Facebook page.

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New word here: spionnetje, Part 3. And they were once all around York, Pa.

Some months ago, Tom Gibson alerted us to the presence today of busybody mirrors, also called spionnetje, that were staples on building around York, Pa., decades ago. We found one on West Market Street near Union Lutheran Church. Just yesterday, Tom pointed out that one was posted on a building on East Market Street. So the hunt was on, and wouldn’t you know it? I’ve walked by this mirror, at 262 E. Market, scores of times on my way to the York County Heritage Trust, at 250 E. Market.

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