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Hanover’s stately Young Manor isn’t so young, but it’s still spry

Linked in/Neat stuff: Firefighter Greg Halpin retiring/Restoring Jefferson’s cannons The Young Manor  isn’t young, but it has a new tenants and energy. State Rep. Kate Klunk is one new tenant in the Carlisle Street fixture in Hanover. It’s also a … Continue reading

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Pesky rapids in the Susquehanna? York Haven canal smoothed that rough patch in 1797

Stephen H. Smith, in his YorksPast blog, is making wonderful contributions to our understanding of York County, Pa. In this graphic, he addresses a topic I’ve always pondered: Where actually was the canal at York Haven. Here he shows us – and in this Yorkspast post, he explains many things about the man-made waterway. The canal by-passed rapids in the Susquehanna River and fed commerce in York Haven and the lower Susquehanna starting in the late 1700s. Stephen gives this excellent summary: ‘The canal was about one mile long, hugging the York County bank of the Susquehanna River from the top of the Conewago Falls, downriver to two locks at the lower end, near present day York Haven; all required so that river traffic could negotiate the 19-foot drop of the Conewago Falls.’

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High design, 1700s style in York County, Pa.: Vaulted cellar ceilings

Some immediately assign a vaulted ceiling, as seen here, to a stop on the Underground Railroad. But this was a common design feature in very old homes around York, Pa., including this 18th-century structure. Can you place this scene? Hint: No, it’s the the Stone Mill in southwestern York County. In fact, this structure never was a mill.

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York County, Pa.: 10 leads to get to know it – or to get to know it better

This photo says more than 1,000 words. It shows York City’s best hope as defined by districts – the Stadium District (center), Northwest Triangle (at top right marked by the railroad bridges) and the Market/Arts District, top left. Recently, two … Continue reading

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Old Smyser-Royer building’s rebirth is one of York, Pa.’s, brightest success stories

Linked in/Neat stuff: Lefty George’s number?/Powwowing, Lancaster County style Artist Cliff Satterthwaite sent in this undated photograph from a color slide (remember those) of a mystery building. Well, the car in this picture indicates it was from the 1960s or 1970s. And … Continue reading

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A big week for York County, Pa., sports: Ron Wolf, Bruce Arians and John Kuhn score national honors

New Freedom, Pa.’s Ron Wolf is seen with new Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman in 2000. Wolf has gained a spot in the NFL Hall of Fame, the second person with York County roots to do so. York High’s Chris Doleman was voted in last year.

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Mark Zuckerberg and his ‘A Year of Books’ invited to make road trip to York County, Pa.

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. Late in 2014, York countian Cindi Greco’s good idea appeared on Facebook in response to a request by the social media site’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg. Every year, Zuckerberg asks for – crowdsourcing is the … Continue reading

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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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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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