Category Archives: York County’s towns

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Another 5 neat places to discover in York County’s backyard

People know about Brown’s produce. And gifts. And eatery. And ice cream. But this slice of Loganville’s Brown’s Orchards and Farm Market can be overlooked. It’s a garden filled with natural plants – the Scott Brown Memorial Garden. It’s right … Continue reading

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5 more neat places to discover in your own York County backyard

Neat place No. 1: The cafe in New Freedom can be the endpoint for an afternoon out. Or a starting point. Here’s one option. Park on the York County’s rail trail in Railroad, just outside Shrewsbury, and walk the couple … 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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That was Tropical Storm Agnes: ‘My mother-in-law … they took her out of the second story window by boat’

This History Mystery quiz captured the interest of York, Pa., Daily Record Facebook readers. It reached more than 50,000 and attracted, 268 likes, 134 comments and 226 shares. One commenter remembered:  ‘My mother-in-law lived on the corner and they took her … Continue reading

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This York County town borrowed its name from its postmaster. And his name wasn’t even Jacobus

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Ever hear of Myrtle Louise Stonesifer-King?/Year of Pa. barns Jacobus, Pa., is York County’s newest incorporated town – a little known fact. The borough came about in 1929, when its name was changed from New Paradise. … Continue reading

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History Mystery photo: Surely, this is York County, Pa., at its best – with lights on or off

Some YorkTownSquare readers have seen this wonderful photograph before. Perhaps you found it easy to ID the location. Maybe the road signs gave it away. Or perhaps you’re stumped. Well, the answer is below, with a fun wrinkle. It’s the … 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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West Manchester Township’s village of Shiloh took its name from a nearby Union church

West Manchester’s Shiloh Evangelical Lutheran Church is portrayed by an unknown artist as it appeared in the early 1900s. The rendering was recently donated to the church as part of an anniversary celebration. Also of interest: Where did the trolley … Continue reading

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York County history mystery: Can you ID the location of this annual festival?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Marro’s Lunch/York Barbell’s spectacular I had to look twice to figure out the location of this street festival. Can you ID the York County town that is home to this crowded annual event? The photo appeared as … Continue reading

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