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10 reasons why Adams County’s New Oxford is such an inviting town

The water in New Oxford’s fountain runs blue, as the camera catches traffic entering the borough’s square from Pennsylvania’s old Lincoln Highway (now Route 30) from the east. Traffic heading through the square can exit toward Hanover or Carlisle or just keep heading west toward Gettysburg.

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1760s York Springs farmhouse sells at auction for $335,000

The historic 1760 York Springs Pa., farmhouse, up for auction this weekend, was purchased by Karen Riner of Hanover. The former Seifert estate took on overflow customers in the 1800s during the heyday of the York Sulphur Springs resort. York Springs is a bit sleepy now, but it was a place of many comings and goings when people from all over came to the spa.

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Up for auction: One historic 14-room Adams County home built in 1760

This 14-room 1760 home near York Springs, Pa., formerly housed overflow lodgers from York Spring Hotel, the resort that gave the town its name. The 11.86-acre estate is up for auction on Aug. 24. Harry and June Seifert, founders of Winter Garden Salad Company in New Oxford bought the farmhouse in 1970 and began restoring it, according to the Hanover Evening Sun.

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McSherrystown’s 250th: ‘I am thrilled, proud to be a McSherry’

In 1763, Patrick McSherry bought land in then-western York County, Pa. The lots he sold became known as McSherrystown. Two hundred and fifty years later, one direct descendant, JoAnn Neiderer, picture here, lived in the town that her kinsman founded. She was honored recently as the community observed its 250th birthday.

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Gettysburg-area Underground Railroad landmark: ‘McAllister’s Mill involves the whole fabric of history’

McAllister’s Mill, near Gettysburg, has been tied to the Underground Railroad and other key moments in American history. This Adams County Historical Society photo shows the mill, along the Baltimore Pike, circa 1900.

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Distelfink? So now we all know the meaning of the strange Pennsylvania Dutch name

Distelfink Drive-in Restaurant was known as Sandoe’s Distelfink Drive-In on this postcard from York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News’ files. This picture from the undated postcard shows three cars from the early 1960s and one from the late 1950s. All this raises the question. What is a Distelfink?

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Ever wonder how York County’s Spring Garden Township got its name?

As the name suggests, Spring Garden Township is a well watered municipality, extreme examples of such are seen when it rains. Here, a popular water collecting spot is seen at Hill Street and Spahn Avenue in this York County, Pa., township. But interestingly, the township did not get its name from its springs but borrowed it from elsewhere – Philadelphia, in fact.

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Distinctive Indian Rock loaned its name – and really its identity – to neighboring dam: Linked in to history, 2/13/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers Adams County barns, Indian Rock of Indian Rock Dam fame, a ‘Star-Spangled’ visit and a glimpse about how weddings looked 100 years ago.

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Hanover-area’s Conewago Chapel’s red-and-yellow umbrella awaiting first papal visit

Hanover-area’s Conewago Chapel’s red-and-yellow umbrella awaits first papal visit. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Conewago Township, Adams County, has basilica status, meaning it’s been deemed notable by the pope.

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Adams County’s tiny East Berlin preserved in mighty way: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 13, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers East Berlin’s history, Dwight Eisenhower’s birthday, York’s surrender to the Confederates and Historic York’s fundraising.

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