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Utility poles moved for this slow-moving York, Pa., monster

Still on the artist Cliff Satterthwaite beat. He keeps sending in these interesting scenes documenting York County, Pa., circa 1960s and 1970s. This one shows a large piece of equipment passing through York County on its way to Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in the county’s southeastern corner. The artist noticed that utility poles had to be moved to accommodate this slow-moving monster, circa 1965.

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Mike’s Nut Shop recalled: ‘…. the peanuts roasting right out front of the store … ‘

Artist Cliff Satterthwaite has colorized this 1978 West Market Street scene in York, Pa. He captures Mike’s Nut Shop, a favorite stop in York’s downtown.

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York, Pa., history trivia: When did Stauffer make its first animal cracker?

stauffer’sYork County, Pa.’s, D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co. has made animal crackers since 1871. There’s the view out there that the company made the first in America, the popular cookie coming originally from Britain. It was a nice moment when Stauffer’s opened its doors to York Daily Record’s journalists on National Animal Cracker Day. Everything, even animal crackers, need their day in the sun.

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These 5 images explore Wrightsville’s bridgehead, upstream and down

News about the installation of replica lights along the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, aka Veterans Memorial Bridge, lured me to the 1930 bridge. I captured these downstream scene from the bridgehead on the York County side. This shows vestiges of the old Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal that ran from this point to Havre de Grace on the Chesapeake Bay. This is some sturdy stonework to survive floods and such since 1840.

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Old signs hanging on York, Pa., buildings point to a different time

Recent YorkTownSquare.com posts about busybody mirror or mirrors (called spionnetje) on the side of York, Pa., buildings have raised great interest among readers. So we thought we’d bring back this vestige from the past, a long overlooked sign across from the East Market Street parking garage. It’s there, probably from the beginning, when the parking garage opened in 1969, with the promise that it would draw shoppers to plenty of parking in the downtown.

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York County marathoners travel ‘Back to Boston’: ‘They are runners. So they will run’

The York Daily Record’s Kate Penn has produced ‘Back to Boston,’ a documentary about York County-area runners who are running in the Boston Marathon on April 21, Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts. Most ran in 2013, the year of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings

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5 views of York County, Pa.’s old Guinston Church, then & now, inside & out

Southeastern York County, Pa.’s, Guinston Presbyterian Church, one of York County’s oldest houses of worship, is seen here in this undated photo. An interesting point here in this photo, part of YDR.com’s Picturing History series then and now project.

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Two newspaper artists documented York County life 50 years ago

Walt Partymiller was best known around York as a newspaper cartoonist. His work appeared on the front page of J.W. Gitt’s Gazette & Daily from the post World War II era to the mid-1970s. He also painted landscapes, as this … Continue reading

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Tying together two York County, Pa., institutions: Trout and trains

This is a pretty neat scene tying together two York County institutions. Yes, it’s a stocking for trout season a couple of miles north of Muddy Creek Forks. How did they to this remote spot on the north branch of Muddy Creek? Here’s comes the second institution: The Ma & Pa Railroad. The fish were hauled there aboard a Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village rail car. So this remote railroad – an old connector between York and Baltimore – is put to commercial use again – kind of.

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York’s Central Market’s space is something that’s marketable

I’ve run such a scene before on this blog. That one came from a different direction, Central Market’s balcony. Like this one, it was a community event at the Central Market. That wonderful markethouse has a lot of assets, including … Continue reading

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