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At York County’s first courthouse, there was no picnic in the pillory

Check out these new and improved stocks at the Colonial Courthouse in York, courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 20 and the York County Heritage Trust’s Facebook page. The pillories have long been a popular part of the replica along the Codorus. Of course, the real stocks in the original courthouse were not popular – with criminals. Sentences were stiff in those days. According to ‘Nine Months in York Town,’ crowds loved them, jeering and throwing rotten eggs at the criminals so confined. He would choke on dust kicked up by passing wagons. Courts ordered officials to cut off the ears of some criminals and nail them to the pillory. One doesn’t have to stand in this replica pillory for very long to understand that crime did not pay in the mid-1700s.

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Many respond with memories about YLT: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 20, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers restoring a historic Gettysburg barn, a barber who has been cutting hair for 50 years and Old Tyme Days in Conewago Township.

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In York County, we are tough and rough on our landmarks: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 27, 2012

The Gazette and Daily’s July 1968 calendar entry explains this scene: ‘This interior view showing the elaborate framing of the old Detter’s Mill bridge over the Big Conewago near Harmony Grove won first place in a Keystone Roofing Company contest … Continue reading

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Can anyone ID the young woman in the picture? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 23, 2012

Topics below: Emig Mansion for sale/Phillie pool closes/Thaddeus Stevens’ York ties Tom Waters of Lively, Va., purchased this photograph on eBay recently. He’s looking to solve a history mystery. Who is this young woman? Can anyone help him? (Click to … Continue reading

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Anyone remember the swimming pool owned by Glady of Stewartstown? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 4, 2012

For years, the openings and closing of community pools have attracted interest. York’s Farquhar Park pool, long replaced by the Y’s Graham Aquatic Center, is one. Relatives of the owner of Glady’s Pool in Stewartstown recently put out a call … Continue reading

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Former York countian Craig F. Walker profiles Marine suffering from PTSD: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, April 3, 2012

Denver Post Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Craig F. Walker is a York Suburban High School graduate. And the war correspondent continues to do great work – and collect awards – for his work out west. This photograph is a piece of … Continue reading

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Ever hear of the Girl Scout Camp Gi-Sco-Ha? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 16, 2012

Did you know that a Girl Scout Camp operated for years near Codorus State Park? Cost-cutting caused Camp Gi-Sco-Ha to shut down in 2010, and the state has purchased the facility long operated by Girl Scouts In The Heart of … Continue reading

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Will American Pickers pick York County to mine for rusty gold?

Mike Wolfe and his shorter sidekick, Frank Fritz, are reportedly on their way to Pennsylvania sometime in the next three months. The reality show’s producers are looking places for the American Pickers to, well, pick (antiques). Also of interest: Springetts … Continue reading

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American Picker goes antiquing in New Oxford, Pa.

Mike Wolfe, the tall guy in the ‘American Pickers’ TV duo, made a well-received appearance at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center in 2011. There, he told of a visit to New Oxford, the epicenter for antique collecting … Continue reading

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