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Renovating Abbottstown’s Peter Ickes House: Log construction discovery was a ‘thrilling experience’

James Fritz is a researcher and writer of history. And he lives in a 1700s house near the square in Adams County’s Abbottstown. ‘My new two story log and stone home was located near the town square and the stone half of the dwelling had all the hallmarks of an early structure of Pennsylvania German/Swiss heritage,’ he writes.

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Still in the hunt for Eagle’s Rock near York, Pa.

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. This is an ongoing mystery. All we know is it’s Eagle’s Rock near York, Pa. Actually, information with the photo says its 4 miles southeast of York, Pa. I guess I should take this … Continue reading

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This vintage 1957 International Harvester tractor clears 2015’s Winterstown snow

A recent snowy day in, yes, Winterstown, Pa., and Scott Hildebrand is at the helm of his vintage tractor – a 1957 Farmall 200. From York, Neb.’s Living History Farm comes this description of International Harvester and its Farmall line: … Continue reading

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How one photograph teaches lesson about change in York County, Part II – Linked in to York County history, 4/12/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers the old Lincoln Highway Garage, updates Steam into History’s excursion train and provides fate of the forgotten ficus tree of York County, Pennsylvania.

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Did Abe Lincoln see this Hanover Junction clock? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 1, 2012

Clock that hung in Hanover Junction, site of Abraham Lincoln’s visit, is up for sale at an Adams County auction house.

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Unveiling hidden art around York, Pa. – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 27, 2012

I’ve been covering the arts in York for about five years. I’ve attended many events, gallery openings and concerts. During my time here, I also learned about its history and found some hidden gems. So, when I decided to cover this Downtown Inc-led tour, I doubted I would learn much. I was wrong.

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What York County towns have monuments at their center? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 13, 2012

More stuff below: Berry’s not Bury’s burgers/Stony Brook Drive-in/Stewartstown Railroad Abbottstown is in Adams County, just over the line from York County. The borough has been working for years on beautifying its circle. It’s been a tough battle to enhance … Continue reading

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Who you gonna call to stop tooth decay? Not York Water Co.

Cartoonist Walt Partymiller applauds the decision in Lancaster to fluoridate in October 1960. The artist never was able to give kudos for such a vote by the York Water Co. Background posts: Mile-a-minute weed’s York County origin questioned and Where … Continue reading

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