Category Archives: Quizzes & (fun) tests

A shipping trunk and a search for Pa. Dutch woman Emma Schafer’s relatives

Tracy Foster bought this shipping trunk at an sale. Now she’s trying to find the family of Emma Schafer, named on the trunk. Also of interest: When ‘Sauer Kraut’ loaned its name to this Pennsylvania Dutch neighborhood in York. Tracy … Continue reading

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Civil War comes to Hellam, Wrightsville, Lower Windsor – Linked in to York County history, 4/10/13

‘Civil War comes to: Hellam, Wrightsville, Lower Windsor ‘ , a coloring book, provides youngsters with an opportunity to learn about the War Between the States

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York County Maytag’s fleet: Can you locate where this photo was taken? Linked in to York County history, 2/26/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers a new use for the old Sears building, the Peeps’ 60th birthday, a photo session for the York County Maytag fleet and a local nod to Downton Abbey.

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York, Pa., winters: I ‘do remember several large snow falls when I was a child’ – Linked in to history, 2/14/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers local birdwatching; the town of Nicodemus, Kan.; bad weather in York’s past and St. Paul Lutheran Church’s 250th anniversary

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Bridge lanterns along York County’s Susquehanna Trail: ‘We get a lot of questions about them’

Large bridge lanterns outside Wagman Companies Inc and on Canal Road come from Market Street Bridge in Harrisburg.

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Abe Lincoln post leads the pack in yorktownsquare.com’s Top 10 most viewed of 2012

Abe Lincoln leads the pack of yorktownsquare.com’s Top 10 most viewed posts of 2012

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Locating Johnson Controls’ Grantley plant is easy, but can you find its facility just east of York?

Locating Johnson Controls’ Grantley plant is easy, but can you find its faciilty just east of York?

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These old York County steps, Part IV: Where did they lead? Linked in to history, Nov. 10, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com features the Shady Dell, a Prohibition exhibit, and big recognition of York County artist Lorann Jacobs.

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These old York County steps: Where did they lead? Linked in to York County history, Nov. 4, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the old Pennsylvania Garage, the sale of the Fairfield Inn, Susquehanna River ferries and the steps that lead to nowhere.

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1 York/Adams history mystery solved; 1 to go: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 1, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers a mystery school, the best Hex murder trial books and a new book that covers factory tourism.

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