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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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Nazis murdered downed World War II airman from York, Pa., Part 10

The R.W. Zercher on this monument in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands was known as Bob Zercher in his home county of York, Pa. He worked at York Corporation, served as an airman, survived the crash of his B-17 Flying Fortress … Continue reading

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The Orrs of York, Pa.: Family barbers have been cutting hair since the 1930s

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Hanover looks at new fire museum/Those Codorus Eagles York County, like the rest of America, is facing the aging of its baby boomers and their down-the-road retirements. The York, Pa., Daily Record profiled three family owned … Continue reading

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‘Lewis Miller: Sketches and Chronicles’ at 50: How this monumental book came together

The book ‘Lewis Miller: Sketches and Chronicles – The Reflections of a Nineteenth Century Pennsylvania German Folk Artist’ has long been out of print, though available for purchase at various online booksellers  and occasionally found at local used book sales. … Continue reading

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York’s East Side district: A little industrial, some residential, a bit of history and several notable people

This is Dallas Street in York’s East Side district. And that’s Jasmyn Figueroa, right, whose family moved to this neighborhood  from West Market Street. A York, Pa., Daily Record story on this district explains that the family needed more space. … Continue reading

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Primary Day History Mystery: This elected official, with a common touch, knew U.S. presidents

History Mystery, Pennsylvania Primary Election Day style: This York countian, right, has been a leader in his home county and a friend of U.S. presidents for decades. At the same time, this former educator has a common touch. Here, he … Continue reading

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Vacuum cleaner hospital? Yes, York, Pa.’s hosted one since 1928

Linked in/Neat stuff: Fun facts about Haar’s Drive-in/Exploring New Freedom Last month, the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Paul Kuehnel explored Roosevelt TV’s longtime business on, yes, Roosevelt Avenue in York. Now comes Paul with  photo essay and story on another … Continue reading

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Civil War chaplain S. Morgan Smith: This Moravian pastor went to war

Before S. Morgan Smith was an industrialist – perhaps the leading industrialist in York County, Pa.’s, history – he was a pastor. And early in his call as a minister, he served as a military chaplain. He was mustered out of the military 150 years ago, and his biographers have set up a presentation to tell about how this minister came to serve in the military.

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