Category Archives: School days

No, this is not Toad Manor. It’s the Hobbit House in York, Pa.

It’s called ‪the Hobbit House around York, Pa., and you can’t help but to look its way when you drive by it. Leslie Klinger got her wish to look inside. ‘I delivered pizza there on occasion. I was sooo excited the first time, they invited me in to have a look. Very kind and generous people,’ she wrote when this History Mystery photo appeared on the York Daily Record’s Facebook page. Another Facebook commenter, Heather Klinefelter, quipped: ‘Haha! I call it Toad Manor.’ Hobbits? Toads? We’ll side with the Hobbits. So, where does it stand? Have you ever had the opportunity to visit it?

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When York College’s campus was small, and those reservoirs on the hill were uncovered

When I was gathering content for a couple of recent posts about York College of Pennsylvania, I cam across several interesting pieces of information about this longtime York County institution. Such as this aerial photo of the then-small campus in … Continue reading

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Photographs from York College of Pennsylvania’s archives help tell the school’s story

This photograph leads a gallery of several York College of Pennsylvania images that tell the story, however briefly, of this longtime community institution. This is an architectural drawing of the York Collegiate Institute building from the noted York, Pa., Dempwolf … Continue reading

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Urban legends about York College’s campus abound, and its archives help tell the school’s real story

John Fisher’s Pennsylvania’s Coat of Arms is viewed as the most significant among many holdings in York College of Pennsylvania’s Archives and Special Collections. The archives, in the college’s Schmidt Library, are open for public use. The archives house the … Continue reading

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These big mysterious, metal, mechanical machines went out of style in York County, Pa., a decade ago

This might seem like an easy History Mystery quiz, but it’s been about 10 years since these big metal boxes were taken out of service in York County, Pa. Time passes fast. They were sold in 2006 after their electronic replacements successfully operated earlier that year. So a partial generation of folks never had the opportunity to use these mechanical machines. OK, what are these?

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This snowy Hanover square photo will bring cool relief in these hot days

Linked in/Neat stuff: Hex Hollow movie/Locate this little red schoolhouse? This view of the aftermath of a blizzard in Hanover’s Center Square in 1890 will give some cool relief in these hot days of summer. The town, then observing 75 … Continue reading

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York County filled with diverse museums with their slate clocks, slate boards, prison bars and old cabooses

Delta’s Old Line Museum displays artifacts that tell about this southeastern York County, Pa.’s, diverse history – from Welsh slate mining to Ma & Pa Railroad history. Its inside prize is the slate clock – the Humphrey Pritchard clock. Its … Continue reading

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6 views of New Freedom, Pa., a pleasant town of travelers, past and present

Until the last part of the 20th century, New Freedom was a relatively self-contained railroad town. As did several York County towns, it had its own theater, now Bonkey’s Ice Cream. So it remains a popular meeting place in the … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 152: Commemorating the battle on land – and sea

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Fissel’s one-room school open house/Eagle Cam shutting down Gettysburg is landlocked, but The Evening Sun in Hanover found a neat way to tie this historic town and its battle to the sea: Several years ago, the … Continue reading

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Who was Grace E. Loucks of West York school fame?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Budmobile for sale/Fundraising for Cameron Mitchell scholarship Now this is the way a school should look. Multistory and made of red brick. Only Loucks is now a former school – the Grace E. Loucks School in West … Continue reading

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