Category Archives: Quizzes & (fun) tests

That was Tropical Storm Agnes: ‘My mother-in-law … they took her out of the second story window by boat’

This History Mystery quiz captured the interest of York, Pa., Daily Record Facebook readers. It reached more than 50,000 and attracted, 268 likes, 134 comments and 226 shares. One commenter remembered:  ‘My mother-in-law lived on the corner and they took her … Continue reading

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One small plot of Springettsbury Township ground, so many memories. And yes, that’s an airport you’re seeing

This York County, Pa. land bears several landmarks popular at the time of this 1950 photograph from a York Chamber of Commerce publication. Take your pick among these Springettsbury Township places. What’s can you ID here? Do any of these … Continue reading

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York County History Mystery: This 1893 mansion’s makeover has given it new life

People love old houses around York County, Pa. This is a landmark mansion in a York County, Pa., town where it has stood for years – since 1893. It has been renovated since this photo was initially published, gained new tenants and is part of efforts to revive its town’s downtown. Can you ID this big house? Here’s the answer. Check out this story and photos about this grand, renovated place, including its most notable, longtime tenant.

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How did these outdoor mini-murals of York, Pa., become indoor mini-murals? And 6 other History Mystery quizzes

That looks like large reproductions of Lewis Miller paintings on the wall in this York, Pa., eatery. Miller colorfully documented everyday life in York in the 1800s, and contemporary readers benefit from his talents today. In this case, diners enjoy his … 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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The Haineses of York County: Many have been prominent, so how is this Harry L. Haines known?

History Mystery: Harry L. Haines is known to history for many things. For example, he was a major #YorkCountyPa… Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Sunday, May 3, 2015 When this quiz appeared on YDR Facebook and my own … Continue reading

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People like York County, Pa.’s varied architecture – and what is under those buildings

This tunnel was the main way to move patients and food between buildings at this #YorkPa medical center 60 years or more… Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 York countians are fascinated by buildings – … Continue reading

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Of ghost signs and Roosevelt TV: ‘Vacuum tubes, record player needles, TV antennas’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Knowing Dover Township/It happened at Appomattox This is one of #YorkPa’s largest – and best known – ghost signs. That size contributes to its popularity, as does the fact it’s along one of the city’s most-traveled roads, … Continue reading

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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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Try these 8 fun photo quizzes to test your smarts about York/Adams, Pa.

Old places from one’s youth that are no more often evoke History Mystery comments on the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Facebook Page. This one not only brought some likes and comments, but also hundreds of folks, whether stumped or just wanting to read about this place, followed the goo.gl link to the story. Remember this place? F

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