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Oversized public art in York County, Pa.: ‘The green bike’s seat is a bit over 10′ high’

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: New book on Gen. Jacob L. Devers/Mystery statue York County, Pa., is serious about its public art. These sculptures, presented on the VeloPhoto York blog,  stand along the York County’s main rail trail north of Seven … Continue reading

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6 unsung places to discover in your own York County backyard

If you haven’t been down to the Market District in York, Pa., on a Saturday morning recently, you’ve missed seeing an increase in foot traffic and shopping opportunities. Some folks go from shop to shop, picking up gifts for others … Continue reading

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A York County, Pa., history mystery photo of confined proportions

It’s a Conestoga Wagon. Dianne Bowders writes in ydr.com’s Your Photos: ‘Conestoga Wagons were built about 1750 in the Conestoga Valley of Lancaster Co. Wagon drivers smoked rolled tobacco leaves called “stogies”, from the word Conestoga. Location: Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St., York, PA.’

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Manchester Township’s White Oak Park – from amusement park to teen hangout: Linked in to history, Nov. 21, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers White Oak Park, the Shady Dell, Emigsville’s Emig Mansion and bald eagles over York County.

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Memories and musings about the old Eastern Market: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 6, 2012

Also below: Route 30 in film/Good, bad times at BAE/Civil War display The old Eastern Market, mostly shrouded by a garage from public view along East Market Street, was one  of five covered markethouses operating for years in York. It … Continue reading

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Talking machines in York County, Pa., contrast old and new

York County, Pa., folks imitated, or tried to imitate the New York Wire factory steam whistle in this video. A sister to that famed whistle gave a short blast marking the noon hour at the “If Machines Could Talk” exhibition … Continue reading

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If machines could talk in York County, Pa., well, they’d make a heckuva lot of noise

York County playbill This is the program for the free “If Machines Could Talk” event at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum in York, Pa., on Saturday, May 22. For details, Sensory explosions abound at museum. Also of interest: First York … Continue reading

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Mechanical museum intrigues York County newcomers

A touch screen on a computer at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum linked eras of York County’s history with rings on May’s Oak, the giant tree that fell in Emigsville in 1997 (See here at the museum). The exhibit enthralled … Continue reading

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Ten years ago, Emigsville’s mighty oak fell

The York County Heritage Trust’s Lamar Matthew prepares the May’s Oak exhibit at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum in 1999. For photos of its replacement, see below. The 300-year-old May’s Oak, a landmark in Emigsville, fell with a crash during … Continue reading

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