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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 up there – as was the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Anthony Machcinski in capturing this impressive view – it seems higher than 100 feet. Then you hear of two climbers scaling 3,000-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in California and you realize their accomplishment. Here’s the county park’s thumbnail explanation of Chickies Rock: ‘The most notable feature in the park is Chickies Rock, a massive outcropping of quartzite rock towering 100 feet above the river. The vista offers impressive views of York county, the borough of Marietta, and farmlands of northwestern Lancaster County. Chickies Rock County Park is also a collection of historical treasures. The area once boasted seven iron furnaces and rolling mills, a canal and a local trolley line. Remnants of several furnaces, canal walls, and trolley-line grades are still visible.’ Also of interest: The view from Chickies Rock: Little Pittsburgh on the banks of the Susquehanna River?
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Stephen H. Smith, over at YorksPast, introduced a building type that I never ran across – a mill warehouse. Continue reading “When you enjoy this view from Chickies Rock, how how high above the Susquehanna are you?” »