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Have a barren wall in need of York County, Pa., art?

‘Have a barren wall in need of art?’ The story about an event ‘Local Lens at City Art’ poses that question. Large, canvass-wrapped photos of York County scenes, courtesy of York Daily Record/Sunday News and Evening Sun in Hanover photographers will be on display on June 6 at First Friday in York.

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Bob Yost: ‘King of real estate in York County,’ Part II

It’s been in the news that Prudential Bob Yost Homesale Services will change its name to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Homesale Realty. This shows Bob Yost’s real estate office in the late 1960s in York, Pa.

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Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation may be little noted but should be long remembered

Abraham Lincoln and his presidency is rightly remembered in this 150th season after his Gettysburg Address. But another proclamation 150 years ago helped shaped America today. His Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1863 established Thanksgiving as a national holiday, the last Thursday in November. President Franklin D. Roosevelt later established it as the fourth Thursday.

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Gettysburg Dedication Day 150: 6 best story, photo and video links

An Abraham Lincoln re-enactor does not speak, but listens in the Nov. 19 observance of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Events linked to the 150th continue this week in Gettysburg, Pa.

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Gettysburg 150, Nov. 19 edition: 6 best story, photo and video links

Presidents are in the news this week. Nov. 19 is famously the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. That was 150 Nov. 19s ago. Here, a newspaper photograph shows candidate John F. Kennedy addressing a York Fair audience in September 1960. On Nov. 23, this coming Saturday, the world will observe the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Both men gained their presidencies 100 years apart. Both were assassinated in office, Lincoln the first and Kennedy, we hope, the last.

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Gettysburg Address 150: Check out these 5 memorable story and photo links

This York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News graphic gives seven Gettysburg sites to see – whether it’s in this season of Gettysburg Address 150 or anytime.

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Trains, stations and the Gettysburg Address

This is the scene from York County, Pa.’s, Hanover Junction believed to have been made by a photographer on the day that Abraham Lincoln traveled through York County to Gettysburg to deliver his Nov. 19, 1863, address. Yorkblogger Scott Mingus writes about this series of photos on his Cannonball blog, and here’s a bit more about a photo that some believe shows Abraham Lincoln at the station. Three York/Adams’ train stations, remembered here, hosted Lincoln on his way to and from his famous speech.

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5 more memorable Gettysburg 150 photo, video, story links – July 4, 2013

Gettysburg’s Shriver House sponsored an Abe Lincoln lookalike contest, and four-year-old Koen Thomas showed up. He made an impression. The Lincoln salute was among numerous Gettysburg 150 activities and observances on Day 3, highlighted by a civilians march from Seminary Ridge to Cemetery Ridge.

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Gettysburg 150: Prime time to score an ‘A’ in understanding the Civil War’s causes, contributors

Here’s one of Gettysburg’s museums. And it’s not really a museum. It’s a restaurant. The Dobbin House. But this Underground Railroad display is a can’t miss feature of that Gettysburg, Pa., structure. The balcony of that house would have provided aan elevated view of Abraham Lincoln, on a horse, making his way to deliver his 272-word address on Nov. 19, 1863.

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Gettysburg 150: ‘Letters from Home’ offers inside out look at Civil War homefront

Southeastern York County, Pa., native Ron Hershner has released ‘Letters from Home,’ an inside look at the homefront in the Civil War. The book, published by the York County Heritage Trust, explains and expands on 23 letters written from southern York County correspondents to Union cavalryman John Harvey Anderson.

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