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Documenting Adams County barns: Now, this is what a barn should look like

Linked in/Neat stuff below: New book on rural electrification/Wonton soup at York eatery in 1978 Now this is what a barn should look like. Painted red. Overhanging forebay. Built into a bank. Inside, heavy hewn wood posts making up its … Continue reading

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Penn Park field, York, Pa.’s, first known ballpark: Then & now.

Linked in/Neat stuff:  ‘Pennsylvania Barn Stories’/Stewartstown RR rolls again   Spring will eventually get here – and so will baseball. Which brings us to a then-and-now scene. This is York, Pa.’s, first known baseball stadium, Penn Park field. It spread out at … Continue reading

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York County doesn’t like change? Wyndridge Farm reuse challenges that

Wyndridge Farm near Dallastown has found two new uses for a 77-acre farm and 120-year-old barn. Wyndridge Crafty hard cider is made there, and the place is being developed into a special events venue. That means weddings and such. ‘The plan is to make Wyndridge Farm into what (owner) Steve Groff calls “a craft beverage destination and special events venue” that will draw visitors from throughout the mid-Atlantic,’ a YDR.com story states.

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York County, Pa., has a lot of deserted places once in spotlight

These piers are all that remain of a trolley bridge near Green Valley Pool in West Manchester Township, Pa. The far-ranging trolley system, which ended in 1939, sprawled over York County. As the trolleys passed up Trolley Road from York to Dover, they crossed Church Road at Broad Street. That crossing formed a kind of town square for Shiloh, which moved to Church Street and Carlisle Road when the trolley quit running and Route 74 was improved. Trolleys then descended into the little valley crossed by Poplars Street. This bridge spanned the Little Conewago Creek, providing a grade for the trolley to climb and then head to Brookside Park and then Dover.

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Distinctive Indian Rock loaned its name – and really its identity – to neighboring dam: Linked in to history, 2/13/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers Adams County barns, Indian Rock of Indian Rock Dam fame, a ‘Star-Spangled’ visit and a glimpse about how weddings looked 100 years ago.

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Civil War cannon shell, unearthed near Hanover, never exploded: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 10, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers narrow gauge railroads, an unexploded Civil War shell and street art in the City of York.

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Those John Wilkes Booth bobbleheads in Gettysburg? Manhunt ends. Linked in with neat York County history stuff, March 13, 2012

Those bobbleheads dolls of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth for sale  at the gift shop at Gettysburg National Military Park are no longer on the shelves. The Hanover Evening Sun reported that Foundation President Joanne Hanley and Gettysburg National Military … Continue reading

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York County barn collapses fairly rare – Linked in with neat history stuff – Aug. 1, 2011

The Amish are entering York County in ever increasing numbers, gravitating to farms in southeastern York County. Here, the loft floor of a barn on the property of one Amish family in Lower Chanceford Township collapsed while people were loading … Continue reading

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Beautiful York/Adams barns including: ‘An old bank barn with so much character’

Curtis Musselman, head of the barn preservation project, photographs the Starr Pottery Barn near Abbottstown, Pa. Thomas and Dianne Starr live and work in the 1850s stone-and-brick barn, which is an example of one way a barn can be preserved. … Continue reading

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