Category Archives: Quizzes & (fun) tests

It’s a History Mystery! Photos/stories score well on Facebook, other social media

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News.   Twice a day, seven days a week, I put up History Mystery photos on YDR’s Facebook page. One example is above and others below. I do this for several reasons YDR’s Facebook page … Continue reading

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Meadowbrook: The Springettsbury mansion that tobacco built

The Meadowbrook mansion, seen here in a Picturing History’s combined then & now photo, is one of several examples of mansions that York County tobacco built. The Springettsbury Township home was the summer residence of Edwin Myers, who was in the leaf tobacco business in the late 1800s.

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You’ve probably never seen York, Pa., from this angle

The Colonial Courthouse has a new bell. The 1805 bell and its stand, formerly used at the old York County, Pa., Poorhouse, has some defects. So now a bell on the replica of the mid-1700s York County Court House is ringing again. But here’s the question.

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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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