Category Archives: Unsung/obscure sites

New way of seeing York, Pa: Rail trail opens up new vistas of city

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Know much about Spring Grove?/Watch & Clock’s new exhibit Well, here’s a cityscape you don’t see every day. Although now, you can, if you travel along the York County Heritage Rail Trail’s Northern Extension. You now … Continue reading

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People like York County, Pa.’s varied architecture – and what is under those buildings

This tunnel was the main way to move patients and food between buildings at this #YorkPa medical center 60 years or more… Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 York countians are fascinated by buildings – … Continue reading

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Mapping the Murals of York, Pa.: A new walking tour of city’s outdoor murals

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Lincoln 150/Art at Hugh McCall Mansion The rather obscure ‘Made in York’ mural on West Market Street stands out for several reasons: It’s the smallest mural of the Murals of York, Pa. The mural on the wall … Continue reading

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Civil War 150 and more: Linking up with the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination

On YorkTownSquare.com, we’ve been busy sharing pieces of York County, Pa., history linking up with the assassination of President Lincoln, the end of the Civil War and other big events from 150 years ago. (Check out these Civil War stories). Here’s one connecting with presidential trains in the Civil War era.

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Of ghost signs and Roosevelt TV: ‘Vacuum tubes, record player needles, TV antennas’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Knowing Dover Township/It happened at Appomattox This is one of #YorkPa’s largest – and best known – ghost signs. That size contributes to its popularity, as does the fact it’s along one of the city’s most-traveled roads, … Continue reading

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East Hopewell’s Hyson one-room school’s owner: ‘I just want to fix it up historically’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Royal Square’s inside-out view/Ziegler family’s generations This scene from East Hopewell Township provides a study of two generations of one-room schools. The age of the older stone school, Hyson School, is being investigated, but it might go … Continue reading

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Easter 1865 came in a season of conflict for York County, America

Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train followed this route on the Northern Central Railway through York County, Pa. It stopped in New Freedom to pick up Pennsylvania Gov. Andrew Curtin and in York, Pa.’s station. Lincoln’s death brought mourning to Easter in … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s funeral train in York, Pa.: ‘He was crucified for us’

April is the 150th anniversary of world-shaking events. The Civil War ended, and President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. This Northern Central Railway shows the times the slain President Abraham Lincoln’s train was to pass through the rail towns in York County, Pa. The train, indeed, rolled by , stopping only in New Freedom, to pick up Gov. Andrew Curtin, and in York, where a team of women from the town placed flowers on the funeral bier. The president was shot on Good Friday, and he was honored in Easter services and a special mid-week service at Christ Lutheran Church. So when his funeral train was stopped in York, Easter themes were top of mind. ‘He was crucified for us,’ a black man was heard to say.

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Try these 8 fun photo quizzes to test your smarts about York/Adams, Pa.

Old places from one’s youth that are no more often evoke History Mystery comments on the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Facebook Page. This one not only brought some likes and comments, but also hundreds of folks, whether stumped or just wanting to read about this place, followed the goo.gl link to the story. Remember this place? F

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Old Towne East, Salem Square neighborhoods explored. Here’s a map of York City neighborhoods yet to come

This is a typical street in York, Pa. Rowhouses built for the working class a century ago. And as 100 years ago, a church serves as a staple in a neighborhood. Here, Tidings of Peace Christian School is seen at … Continue reading

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