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On our 10th-year anniversary of blogging, York Town Square is moving to another platform on the York Daily Record’s brand new website, WWW.YDR.com.

York Town blog’s new address is WWW.YDR.COM/blog/yorktownsquare. So please bookmark it.

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This mural dominates a building’s side in Lancaster County’s Columbia

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: York County’s tall slate, case clock/When Lassa fever hit York The Murals of … . One might be tempted to say York. But this large-scale mural is across the Susquehanna River from the city of murals … Continue reading

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Change in York County, Pa.? Yes, here’s one example of how it happens all the time

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Guess what year these photos were taken?/New museum in Hanover Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society’s John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel noticed the ‘tunnels’ that carry the old Northern Central Railway – today’s county rail trail – over Route … Continue reading

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Two bird’s-eye views of York, Pa.: One familiar, one pretty well hidden

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Who is that History Mystery man?/York, Pa.’s tobacco culture The view from above York, Pa., courtesy of a drone, brings you photographs of the familiar. That’s Santander Stadium at 12 o’clock. But it also brings views that … Continue reading

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Where is the ‘Red Land’ region, as in the Red Land Little League champs?

In history, Red Land, Redland or Redlands, home of the Little League World Series U.S. champs, has been viewed as residing in York County’s northern tip, loosely following the lines of the West Shore School District. Motorists on Interstate 83 … Continue reading

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These 20 pro sports celebrities have York County ties

York County, Pa., has produced its second NFL Hall of Famer – Ron Wolf. Here, he is seen in this Associated Press photo with a bust of  himself. That’s his son, Eliot, at his induction ceremony last weekend. York County’s … Continue reading

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Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers as a post-war celebrity: ‘I was very excited and proud to get his autograph’

Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers was not only a ranking general in the European Theater in World War II. After the war, this York County, Pa., native and four-star general became a celebrity around his home county. York countian Carole (Gosnell) Canonico, for one, collected his autograph, as seen here on her 1963 York High ‘Tattler’ cover page.

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Hanover at night photograph: A wonderful, colorful lead-in to the Evening Sun’s 100th anniversary

This engaging scene is downtown Hanover at night. Specifically, the Evening Sun photographer was aiming for – and captured – the news organization’s new digs. It’s the building with the fan-shaped, second-story window known to many as the former Tanger Hardware building.

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Hanover Branch Railroad provided way to get iron ore to market – and Lincoln to Gettysburg

The late Roger Shaffer was an expert on his home area of Hanover Junction – and beyond. He left behind a body of work that tells us much about that important junction of the Hanover Branch Railroad and the Northern Central Railway (now the York County Heritage Rail Trail) and its successor railroads. The current edition of the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society newsletter carries three articles penned by Shaffer that go beyond the well-known stories of how Abraham Lincoln passed to and from Gettysburg along this line. ‘The “Item” Review’ published this photo of an ore mine along the Hanover Branch that operated between 1850 and 1880. The Strickhouser Station stop along the Hanover Branch served as a shipping point for ore taken from such mines.

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Penn Park field, York, Pa.’s, first known ballpark: Then & now.

Linked in/Neat stuff:  ‘Pennsylvania Barn Stories’/Stewartstown RR rolls again   Spring will eventually get here – and so will baseball. Which brings us to a then-and-now scene. This is York, Pa.’s, first known baseball stadium, Penn Park field. It spread out at … Continue reading

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