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Kiwanis Lake in York, Pa., 1957: ‘Swans first, now a fountain’

Kiwanis Lake at its best … at sunset, several years ago. The York City lake will be part of Labor Day activities on Monday, as it has been for years

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When Jefferson Borough’s square was all grass and its roads unpaved

Linked in/Neat stuff: Career timelines for famous York countians This is Jefferson’s square, with unpaved roads and a rounded traffic pattern, in a photo dated circa 1876, according to the ‘Codorus Valley Chronicles.’ Writing on the side of the photo, … Continue reading

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York, Pa., history trivia: When did Stauffer make its first animal cracker?

stauffer’sYork County, Pa.’s, D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co. has made animal crackers since 1871. There’s the view out there that the company made the first in America, the popular cookie coming originally from Britain. It was a nice moment when Stauffer’s opened its doors to York Daily Record’s journalists on National Animal Cracker Day. Everything, even animal crackers, need their day in the sun.

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These snowstorms have been bad, but weird weather has afflicted York County forever

York County, Pa., is understandably weary with all the slow – with more expected tonight. But this Media Center gallery reminds us all that we’ve seen weired weather before. And this photo is part of that gallery. Here, a horse is seen in his Felton Road pasture in 2001, but with the addition of high water. Those are part of flash flooding in the area.

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Where does this York County history mystery wood carving sit?

Here’s a mystery photo to locate. It’s a carving of a wolf, and it sits on public display in a York County, Pa., town. Can you place it? (See answer below). Hint: Think about the animal in the carving.

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Thinking about York, Pa., sunshine, even in a deep freeze

Here’s a break from the Deep Freeze of January 2014: A look at the ‘Codorus Eagle,’ courtesy of the camera of Mike Spyker. ‘The Codorus Eagle sits upon its favorite perch, searching for the next meal,’ Mike wrote in ydr.com’s ‘Your Photos’ section about York Pa.’s bird. He then added about this Dec. 10 photo: ‘Having had enough picture taking it takes off up stream toward downtown York.’ See other photographs of York County eagles at Your Photos.

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How this Adams log cabin has enjoyed two homes

East Berlin’s Log House is a landmark in that western Adams County town. It gains the headlines this time of year because of its craft show and was highlighted this year in these Hanover Evening Sun photos. It’s not surprising that the craft show would be so popular. How often can you buy holiday gifts in a log cabin?

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Antiques demonstrate York County’s, Central Pa.’s connection with animal world

What is it about animals that captures the attention of everyday folks – and antique collectors? Antiquing is a Central Pennsylvania pastime, so there are a lot of shows around here. And if you go to any show, animal stuff is everywhere. Such was the case at the Greater York (Pa.) Antiques Show at the York Expo Center this past weekend. A carved wood cow’s head with glass eyes was offered up by Country Corner Antiques.

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10 more memorable moments, stories in the Storm of October 2013

Dover Township’s John Yost has a new water line on his 1840 home. ‘The nearby Conewago Creek flooded up his driveway and porch and almost surpassed his first-floor windowsills,’ York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Chris Dunn wrote in this ydr.com Media Center gallery photo’s caption.

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York Fair: Day 1 in photos and videos, plus commentary

Remember the days of bungee jumping? They’re gone but the York Fair offers a chance to throw yourself off US AIRBAG’s 30-foot platform onto, well, an airbag. The chance, that is, if the attraction passes Pennsylvania inspection. It was not open on Day 1, but hopes to open today after meeting the inspector’s approval.

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