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‘Old Dorm,’ Gettysburg’s Schmucker Hall, at sunrise

Noel Kline arose early to get this photograph of Lutheran Theological Seminary’s Schmucker Hall at sunrise in May 2013. A month later, the scene was less tranquil as re-enacters were camping around that area as part of Gettysburg 150 observances. ‘Old Dorm,’ as it was called, was dedicated as a museum as part of that event. Today, the museum, which served as a hospital in the Battle of Gettysburg, offers 20,000 square feet of interactive exhibits. The winter, with relatively few tourists, provides an easy opportunity to see Gettysburg sites.

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How York County observed Pearl Harbor anniversary

These are scenes from the annual event in which York County honors survivors of Pearl Harbor and the Battle of the Bulge, connected to the anniversary of ‘the day that will live in infamy.’ This Pearl Harbor observance photo gallery captures even more of the day. At Autumn House East, Mary Moon was among those honored. She was one of the first 288 women officers commissioned in the regular Navy under the provisions of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948, according to York County Heritage Trust records.

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For York County collectors, these toys are not just for fun

This old metal sled, for sale at this past weekend’s Great York Toy Extravaganza, dates before World War II. Its presence at the large toy show, whose visitors included serious-minded antique collectors, reminds you that York County was home to a major maker of sleds before World War II. American Acme in Emgisville made them by the thousands. A newspaper article says the company sold more than 150,000 sleds. But the raw material of choice was wood, rather than metal.

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Transportation-oriented Emigsville a walkable York-area community with lots of community

Acme Wagon Works opened in Emigsville in the late 1880s and grew into a major Manchester Township maker of wagons and parts. Later, sleds became its trademark product: Royal Plane sleds. The business is long closed, but small businesses operate … Continue reading

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Emigsville’s American Acme’s Royal Plane sled: ‘the real sled for ‘reg’lar fellers’

American Acme Co.’s name has been associated with Emigsville, in Manchester Township, Pa., since 1927, including an attachment to the Emigsville Band. Also of interest: 50-year Emigsville construction company’s closure: ‘It was a bittersweet day for all of us’ and … Continue reading

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