Category Archives: Small-town life

A wide-angle look at the mile-wide Susquehanna River

It’s that time of year – a chance for everyone to see the best pictures from the cameras of York, Pa., Daily Record photographers in the preceding 12 months. Here is Paul Kuehnel’s – a wide-angle look at the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, also known as Veterans Memorial Bridge. He captures the bridge kind of slicing through the wide Susquehanna River.

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‘Revitalizing Hanover, Pa.': Covering every angle of the town’s square

This was Hanover’s square in 1963 as the borough observed the 100th anniversary of the battles of Hanover and Gettysburg. ‘The former Bon-Ton building sits in the background,’ a caption from the Evening Sun in Hanover says about this Hanover Area Historical Society photo. ‘In the 1970s, a metal casing replaced the building’s facade for what many at the time said was urban beautification. The building is now the Square Commercial Center and houses several separate businesses.’ This picture is part of a special Evening Sun project exploring Hanover and Hanover’s Center Square via three time zones – past, present and future.

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They aren’t making the Hoke Houses of the world anymore

Preservation work is underway on Spring Grove’s Hoke House, the landmark 18th-century stone building that some folks remember as that area’s former library. Or maybe we should say, stabilization work is underway. At any rate, there’s a plan to keep this venerable Pennsylvania building in place dependent on meeting certain conditions.

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York County World War II-era pictures make you feel you’re marching with the military

YorkTownSquare has put up a past post with a black and white photo of the marchers in Dallastown, Pa., post World War II. And also posted is a colorized version of that picture that covers a wall in the Metro Bank near Interstate 83 and South Queen Street in York Township. But above we have them together – an interesting comparison. You feel you’re marching with the military. The colorization of local scenes is a successful program by Metro Bank to capture community. How do we know it works? If you click on the comments button from the York Daily Record Facebook page above, you’ll find a community conversation about the photos, including a picture from a resident, Angie Deller Neff, with an arrow identifying her great uncle.

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Remains of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal await exploration in York County, Pa.

Lock 12: Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal, in southeastern York County The Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal connected Wrightsville and Havre de Grace in Maryland. It actually connected a large swath of Pennsylvania with ports in Maryland. Vestiges of the canal can be … Continue reading

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Hyson School: One of oldest one-room schools in York County, state?

Doug Winemiller of the Stewartstown, Pa., Historical Society flagged Hyson’s School in East Hopewell Township as a one-room school of particular note. This photo of the Round Hill Church Road School appeared in the first in the series of the … Continue reading

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Endangered pier aided York trolley runs to Elm Beach: ‘It must have been their Ocean City’

Linked in/Neat stuff: ‘Murder in the Stacks’/Regional covered bridge burns For years, this old pier has just been there, right in the middle of the Conewago Creek outside Manchester. It supported a trolley bridge for decades but then the service … Continue reading

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In Red Lion, Pa.: Working on the Ma & Pa Railroad

Jan Barnhart of the Red Lion Area Historical Society emailed in an update about Ma & Pa Railroad station renovations in the borough. The historical group has been working on the station for about 15 years and is finishing restoration work there, including the relaying of the rails.

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Sunday big day for history in Glen Rock, Pa.

This plaque will be dedicated Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Glen Rock Fire Company. The dedication will be part of a day of activities in this historic southern York County borough. Also of interest: Good night in Glen Rock: Dinner … Continue reading

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What is it that keeps you here in York County, Pa.?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Jefferson Hillclimb/50-year Eastern Market vendor Ah, what a wonderful point to ponder: What it means to be a York countian. What keeps you here in this 900-square-mile rolling, green and beautiful space? The YDR’s poll at the … Continue reading

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