Category Archives: Small-town life

Where does the ‘red’ in Red Land Little League come from?

Many buildings in the Red Land region of York County, Pa., used local minerals as building materials. Such is the case of Lewisberry’s Redlands Meetinghouse, one of a band of Quaker houses of worship in the region. Long ago, the … Continue reading

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This closed-down mystery drive-in theater in Southcentral Pennsylvania begs you to stop and take a look

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Leno visited Harley-Davidson/Artist William Wagner’s seal Seeing something like this around Southcentral Pa. for the first time will cause some lovers of history and nostalgia to pull over and take a look. And pull out your … Continue reading

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York County, Pa.: Discover these 5 neat places in your own backyard

This is a scene awaiting discovery in York County, Pa. This falls is near the preserved Lock 12 on the long-gone Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal in southeastern York County. Here’s a map of the old lock area. And a photo of the lock.

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Blue Moon art over York’s Flowering Arts District: Surely, this is the city at its best

Linked in/Neat stuff: The Star Barn in art/Farquhar Park pool in its heyday The blue moon was the talk of York County – and the world last night. Lorraine Updegraff , for example, wrote this on the York, Pa., Daily … Continue reading

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Renovating Abbottstown’s Peter Ickes House: Log construction discovery was a ‘thrilling experience’

James Fritz is a researcher and writer of history. And he lives in a 1700s house near the square in Adams County’s Abbottstown. ‘My new two story log and stone home was located near the town square and the stone half of the dwelling had all the hallmarks of an early structure of Pennsylvania German/Swiss heritage,’ he writes.

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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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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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This cityscape art featuring York’s Central Market hangs in … York’s Central Market

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Big auction in Biglerville/An archives awaiting discovery Yes, there’s artwork popping up everywhere around the city of York, Pa. And the art pictured here is appropriately in the Market/Arts District.  Penn Mar Human Services recently assembled … 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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