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No, this is not Toad Manor. It’s the Hobbit House in York, Pa.

It’s called ‪the Hobbit House around York, Pa., and you can’t help but to look its way when you drive by it. Leslie Klinger got her wish to look inside. ‘I delivered pizza there on occasion. I was sooo excited the first time, they invited me in to have a look. Very kind and generous people,’ she wrote when this History Mystery photo appeared on the York Daily Record’s Facebook page. Another Facebook commenter, Heather Klinefelter, quipped: ‘Haha! I call it Toad Manor.’ Hobbits? Toads? We’ll side with the Hobbits. So, where does it stand? Have you ever had the opportunity to visit it?

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Urban legends about York College’s campus abound, and its archives help tell the school’s real story

John Fisher’s Pennsylvania’s Coat of Arms is viewed as the most significant among many holdings in York College of Pennsylvania’s Archives and Special Collections. The archives, in the college’s Schmidt Library, are open for public use. The archives house the … Continue reading

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Check out this list of 18 York countians who have made it big

A member of the community mentioned Christian Bucks, the youngster behind the widespread Buddy Bench movement, on a list of well-known people with York,County, Pa. links and roots. His idea is that if a student is sitting on the bench along, another student should recognize that and take a seat, too. The idea came up when Christian was a first-grader at Central York School District’s Roundtown Elementary School and it spread from there. Christian rightly appears on a list of accomplished people, as you’ll see below.

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These 20 pro sports celebrities have York County ties

York County, Pa., has produced its second NFL Hall of Famer – Ron Wolf. Here, he is seen in this Associated Press photo with a bust of  himself. That’s his son, Eliot, at his induction ceremony last weekend. York County’s … Continue reading

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This showpiece York County, Pa., barn burned down about a decade ago

This was one of ‪York County, Pa.‬’s best-known barns – and we have many grand barns – before it burned to the ground in 2006. It was visible from a major road and intended to be an accessible county showpiece. Where did this barn stand? Memories of this very public farm, in the past or present?

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York Rotary 100: These 10 photos provide snapshots of this venerable century-old club

York Rotary 100: These 9 photos provide snapshot of century-old club.

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Dutch Club’s story reflects changing life in York, Pa.

Linked in/Neat stuff: Yorkbloggers win preservation award/Stately Biesecker Mill interests people The Dutch Club fire this week appears to have spelled the end of a York, Pa., landmark building. The club was founded as a gathering spot for Germans in … Continue reading

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This York County mystery place just looks like it has an interesting past. And it does.

History Mystery: This landmark served as a railroad hotel and eatery after it went up in 1883. It served as a stop for people coming into town from the‪ York County, Pa., countryside as well. It has been remodeled several times over the decades and serves as an eatery today. Can you locate this place? Answer: http://goo.gl/wmJL34.

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YorkTownSquare.com stories you like best: 10 most-viewed posts so far in 2015

The Red Lion Country Club’s banquet hall erupts in flames in February, as captured by  Yoe Fire Company Deputy Chief Grant Gouker. News and analysis about this fire attracted widespread interest, demonstrated by a No. 4 ranking among all YorkTownSquare.com … Continue reading

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Off-year, off-season election musings: Leader and Wolf families have impact on York County, Pa.

This is a story of two front pages and two venerable York, Pa., families. Next to the York Daily Record copy machine the other day, I ran across a copy of The Gazette and Daily front page. One of our … Continue reading

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