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Stamp collecting becoming a hobby mostly for York County’s philatelic-loving gray heads

York countians are collectors. Sleds, antique toys. Stamps. All kinds of stuff. So with the increase of the cost of stamps today to 49 cents a piece, that hike is going to hurt the stamp collecting hobby. A YDR.com story says young people aren’t picking up the hobby. Too expensive. “How many people do you see here that don’t have gray hair,” a stamp enthusiast told the YDR at Saturday’s White Rose Philatelic Society of York, Pa., stamp show at the York Expo Center.Art Two of York County’s best-known stamps are shown here, the Four Chaplains and Articles of Confederation. Notice the escalation in prices from the post-World War period to the 1970s.

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Gettysburg 150: What lessons did York learn from this big anniversary?

Confederate Gen. John B. Gordon stayed at the Jacob Altland’s house at Farmers, along the York-Gettysburg Pike, the night before he and his division entered York. In this farmhouse, he met a delegation from York and accepted the town’s surrender. The private dwelling stands today, unmarked as a historical site. It is shown here as it looked in 1963.

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JFK’s death: A sorrowful moment etched into memories of millions

Remember the York Daily Record’s ‘Remember’ series? It’s become quite an archive of York County, Pa., oral history. Memories of Woodstock are on there. Same with York County cigarmaking. Now come memories of John F. Kennedy and that day 50 years ago (on Nov. 23) when he was slain. That day will be forever burned into our memory.

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Gravity Hill: Optical illusion or warp in earth’s gravity?

A bottle of water rolls uphill – or its actually downhill – at Gravity Hill in Bedford County about 140 miles west of York, Pa. Actually, there are two spots on Gravity Hill where your car appears to roll uphill. A Gravity Hill brochure lists this as one of the top 10 reasons to visit: ‘Ice cream cones aren’t as messy on a hot day.’ York County has a similar ‘Gravity Hill’ in its northern part. That one, like many of such locales around the country, have haunted tales attached to them. Not so, in Bedford County. At least as far as brochures go.

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Henry Laurens in the Tower of London: Casting a dragnet for this American revolutionary

Who was Henry Laurens? The York Daily Record/Sunday News’ Deb Hummel wrote this in 2001: ‘Henry Laurens. Born in 1724 in Charleston, S.C. Successful merchant and planter. A delegate from that southern colony to the Continental Congress. President of the congressional delegates for much of the group’s 1777-1778 stay in York Town, Pa. Signer of the Articles of Confederation. Captured by a British man-of-war while on a diplomatic mission to Holland in 1780. Imprisoned in the Tower of London as a traitor.’

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York County photography calendar captures scenes with calligraphy flourish: Linked in to history, Dec.10, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com contains links to ‘Civil War Journalism,’ a calendar featuring York’s Colonial Courthouse, ‘Civil War Voices’ booksigning, and Articles of Confederation digital contest winners

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Hand-written Articles of Confederation, adopted in York, presented digitally 235 years later

The Articles of Confederation Day Media Contest attracted deftly constructed projects telling about this key moment in American – and York County – history.

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Thaddeus Stevens’ first Pennsylvania stop came at the York County Academy: Linked in to history, Nov. 18, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the rediscovery of Thaddeus Stevens, news about the Stewartstown Railroad and a video about the Articles of Confederation.

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Part II: What’s with this odd, lonely York County tower? Linked in to history, Nov. 8, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers a creepy memory of York, a Landis Valley award, York County’s new statewide officeholder Eugene DePasquale and an odd, solitary York County tower.

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These old York County steps, Part II: Where did they lead? Linked in to York County history, Nov. 5, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com provides links to improvements to Penn Park, an exploration of Baumgartner’s Woods and a preview of Articles of Confederation Day.

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