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Low-flying plane post leads the pack in YorkTownSquare.com’s Top 10 most viewed of 2013

A York Town Square post of a low-flying military plane gained more traffic than any other story in 2013. The plane circled the York-area sky on a busy Friday football night, capturing the attention of thousands of York countians. It then flew away. I put other military plane appearances – and crashes – in the post to give a sense of history.

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Still missing: Where is Elmwood’s Roll of Honor?

This is the Zion View War Memorial, one of York County’s most picturesque. We know where this Conewago Township memorial is located. But some war memorials have been lost over the years.

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Amish and Mennonites: Don’t know much about Pennsylvania Dutch history? Linked in with neat history stuff, May 14, 2012

The Amish and Mennonites fascinate folks but how often do you have an opportunity to increase your understanding of these Pennsylvania Dutch denominations? Old Order Amish and Mennonite historians who will discuss the topic of “Amish and Mennonite: History of Growing Faith Communities” on Monday, June 10, 7:00 PM at Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, in Ephrata, Lancaster County.

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Easter forgiveness, reconciliation and Amish grace

In these days of the ridiculous “Amish Mafia” reality show, the grace of the Amish should be placed more squarely under a strong spotlight – a spotlight appropriate for Easter Day

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Amish, Mennonite faiths explored, explained in new Lancaster exhibit: Linked into history, 3/2/13

Yorktownsquare.com explores York County towns, what’s off Interstate 83′s exists, an exhibit opening on Lancaster County Amish and Mennonites and a recent black history fair.

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Amish community is the most recent group to settle in remote southeastern York County

The Amish community is the recent group to settle in remote southeastern York County

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What is this mystery find in the Hanover Evening Sun’s closet? Linked in to history, 12/12/12

Yorktownsquare.com covers links to a Pearl Harbor anniversary observance, a West York whose 12th birthday is 12/12/12 and the Glen Rock Carolers annual performance

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On Sundays, factory whistles punched out; church bells rang in: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 19, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Wolfgang Candy’s new owner, Sunday morning bells and York County’s connection to Mars.

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Dealing with York County’s identity crisis

Scull’s map of York County shows York as a busy crossroad community in 1770. The roads led to nearby towns and cities – just like today. Some people believe this proximity can be developed into a brand or theme for … Continue reading

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Amish population in York County, Pa., continues growth spurt

An Amish farmer makes his way through a Lower Chanceford township field while plowing with a team of horses along Rt. 24 in a York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News file photo). The Amish population in York County’s southeastern sector has … Continue reading

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