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Textile museum to explore York County’s long link with carding, weaving and spinning

Alpacas such as those seen here on Shady Pine Farms in North Hopewell Township are relatively new to York County, Pa., soil. But as the desire for natural fibers has grown in America, this South American animal is increasingly seen around York County, a county that is no stranger to working in the carding, weaving and spinning business. In fact, a museum is opening to educate and observe York County’s long relationship with textiles.

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York, Pa., History Mystery: Can you ID Hollywood actress Elaine Ryan’s career change?

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. More focus today on YorkTownSquare on people who make York County, Pa., proud. When thinking about this History Mystery person, Elaine Ryan, you could say: What a career change! Also of interest: Check out … Continue reading

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Remembering Agnes: ‘Spring Grove’s Worst Flood’

This is the cover of a booklet published by Walt Geiger and Dave Leonard to show the impact of Tropical Storm Agnes on the Spring Grove,Pa., area. ‘Codorus Creek crests 96 inches deeps at mill dam, topping 1933 record of 54 inches,’ an introduction to the photo booklet states. Here, water spills onto Spring Grove’s main street from a Glatfelter loading dock.

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York History Mystery community builder told young women: ‘Don’t be a cookie cutter’

Here’s another quiz resulting from YorkTownSquare’s initiative this year to remember community builders from York, Pa.’s past. Check out the comments about this mystery woman and you’ll find quite a tribute. My comment: ‘It seems the great people – … even from the generation that just passed – escape our individual and collective memories so quickly.’ But people do remember this builder. Karen Hostetter commented about our mystery guest, giving York photographer Bill Schintz credit for ‘capturing such a stunning portrait… .’ She wrote: ‘She will always be one of my favorite people and mentors. She used to tell us as young members of Women in Communications (now AWIC), “Don’t be a cookie cutter.” as she stood there in purple sunglasses and colorful striped skirt and top. (The mystery achiever) showed us how to be true to ourselves and not just in our attire.’

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When you enjoy this view from Chickies Rock, how how high above the Susquehanna are you?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Star Barn to move/The Inn at Lincoln Square How high is Chickies Rock, across the Susquehanna River from eastern York County in Lancaster County? The Chickies Rock County Park website lists it at 100 feet. When you’re … Continue reading

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York, Pa., artist documented interesting off-the-beaten path sites

This is why Cliff Satterthwaite’s documentary artwork is so important. The now-Virginia-based artist captured this scene at the Children’s Home of York and hundreds of other scenes around York County from the 1950s to the 1980s. The Children’s Home then stood at Pine and Philadelphia, to the right of this scene. But the home and its grounds have given way to a small shopping center and a high-rise apartment complex. As here, the artist sometimes showed scenes off the main roads – in alleys such as Clarke Avenue. Here’s another example: An art show on Clarke.

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York County, Pa., History Mystery: This old, historic iron bridge intrigues people

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. Who would’ve thought that an old iron bridge would have generated so much interest. (Check out the likes, comments and shares ). But its popularity just reflects that many people have seen it, driven … Continue reading

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Winter in Wrightsville, Pa.: ‘The sunset here is always awesome’

Linked in/Neat stuff: Eagles Nest camera/Warfield and Bacas duel on saxes ‘Sometimes risking frostbite is worth it,’ the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Anthony Machcinski tweeted. He came away with this lovely photograph. He was in downstream from Veterans Memorial Bridge … Continue reading

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This mystery York, Pa., intersection was built for post World War II traffic

York, Pa., Daily Record Facebook readers respond to really engage with aerial photographs. They like to figure what has changed – and what hasn’t. If you’re also a fan, check out YorkTownSquare’s aerial photo category.

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Keystone Auctions’ York venue, former Visiting Nurse Association building, combines historic location, grand interior – Part 2

When Keystone Auctions LLC acquired the longtime home of the Visiting Nurse Association, the new operator found a cache of pictures in the attic, including this portrait. And what an informative cache it is. It shows nurses at work early … Continue reading

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