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Where is the Susquehanna River’s Holtwood Dam? Part 2

On a rainy day before Thanksgiving in which snow is in the forecast, this sunny photograph might brightened the day for some readers. Don McClure captured this scene at sunrise several years ago. This wonderful area is remote enough that many York countians have never visited it. So where is Holtwood Dam on the long and broad Susquehanna River? The short answer: Travel the Norman Wood Bridge between York and Lancaster counties and look upriver.

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Fit for Norman Rockwell: 8 Memorial Day scenes from around York County, Pa.

This scene from Goldsboro’s square accomplishes a couple of things this Memorial Day. It’s one of the scores of memorials highlighted in this map of York County veterans memorials. And it shows one of two islands in the squares of York County towns. Traffic circulates around this memorial and the grassy square in Jefferson. (Abbottstown and New Oxford, with their traffic circles, are in Adams County.)

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Prospect Hill Cemetery’s architecturally significant office well set among so much history

Motorists driving along North George street past York County, Pa.’s, Prospect Hill Cemetery can’t get this square look at its headquarters. The architecturally significant house is perfect for a cemetery that offers so much history. John Augustus Dempwolf, brother Reinhardt and their firm designed more than 500 structures.

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What is more York County than Yorkco, now Johnson Controls? Part II

Yorktownsquare.com covers the Halpin firefighting family, relics from the Battle of Wrightsville relics, Johnson Controls’ new York County home and Strasburg Railroad’s new roundhouse

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Yorkco’s first female engineer: ‘She wants to be a real honest-to-goodness engineer’

Two female engineers entered the York workforce at York Corporation late in World War II.

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Locating Johnson Controls’ Grantley plant is easy, but can you find its facility just east of York?

Locating Johnson Controls’ Grantley plant is easy, but can you find its faciilty just east of York?

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Colonial York countians, statesmen caught lottery fever, too: Linked in to history, Nov. 28, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers links to an early American lottery that took place in York, the story of York’s first courthouse, the opening of Carriage Works Apartments, and Johnson Control’s proposed moved to Hopewell Township.

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What is more York County than Yorkco, now Johnson Controls?

Johnson Controls, heir to York Manufacturing and the long line of other York-area refrigeration and air conditioning names, is looking to move operations to Hopewell Township in southern York County.

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Shoe Wizard Mahlon Haines’ life sparked new blogger’s interest in York County history

Stephen H. Smith has joined the suite of history bloggers at Yorkblog.com.

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York Halloween Parade dates to 1897. Linked in with neat history stuff, Oct. 31, 2011

Linked in/Neat stuff: See neat art on the old Gemmill cigar factory below. Bad weather prompted the cancellation of the York Halloween Parade on Sunday, and its future is in doubt. The York parade can be dated to 1897 when … Continue reading

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