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Add to your York, Pa., smarts with these 9 fun interactive quizzes and maps

Industrial art has sprouted from sidewalks around York City. Here’s one: Yellow Farm Cat from the hands of Robert Machovec. Using parts from barns around York County, he used a shovel for the head and a pitchfork for the whiskers. The street art, on North George Street, signals the growing presence of artists in York’s downtown and bridges the craftsmanship from York County industrial and agricultural past with the creativity brought forth in York growing art community.

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Northern Maryland photographer: Chesapeake Bay ‘more solidly frozen than I’ve seen in thirty years’

‘The Bay is more solidly frozen than I’ve seen it in the thirty years I’ve live(d) around here,’ Maryland resident Don McClure wrote on Facebook about the region where the Susquehanna River meets up with the Chesapeake Bay. It was a cold February when Don McClure, a photographer whose work ofen has appeared on YorkTownSquare, wrote this. March is starting that way, too.

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York’s Lafayette statue removed – all 6-feet, 6-inches, 800 pounds of him – for some foot work

Linked in/Neat stuff: Those Codorus Eagles, again/Exhibiting black history at CA The Twitter exchange about the removal of the Marquis de Lafayette statue from in front of West Market Street’s Colonial Complex for repairs drew this exchange on Twitter: YDR’s … 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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Cam catches Codorus State Park eagle laying an egg

Baby, it’s cold up there. One hundred feet up, that is. Well, not a eaglet baby yet. But an egg, hatched by an eagle at Codorus State Park, Saturday, on Valentine’s Day.

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Mention Jacks in York, Pa., and you get memories

Mention Jacks and you get memories. Jane Black captured this scene of the popular downtown York,Pa., retailer Jacks in the late 1970s. Barry Black, a regular commenter on my Facebook page, posted this winsome scene and noted that his wife worked for Jacks. She honed her artist’s skills at York Academy in the 1970s. Judy Bono also commented on Facebook that the Jacks Store, pointing to two connections. Jacks brought her to York for a buying job and later her husband, Richard Bono, served as architect for the building’s restoration.

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Mount Rose’s I-83 Interchange: A ground hog’s look under and a bird’s-eye view over this cloverleaf

Linked in/Neat stuff: York’s dairies remembered/One fortunate groundhog You might have thought that Howard Tunnel was York County, Pa.’s, only railroad tunnel. Then York Daily Record photographer Paul Kuehnel shows another one (kind of) – the old Maryland and Pennsylvania’s … 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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Let’s just call Hellam Township’s Jim Mack’s a sanctuary for people

The official name is Jim Mack’s Ice Cream/Cones and Clubs, but locally everyone calls it Mack’s or Jim Mack’s. And it’s home to Little Ricki, an 18-year-old female bear, its mascot for the past 16 years. Mack’s is a local institution … Continue reading

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Winter in Wrightsville, Pa.: ‘The sunset here is always awesome’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Eagles Nest camera/Warfield and Bacas duel on saxes ‘Sometimes risking frostbite is worth it,’ the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Anthony Machcinski tweeted. He came away with this lovely photograph. He was in downstream from Veterans Memorial Bridge … Continue reading

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