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This former York countian has made it big. Can you identify him and how he did it?

He is a graduate of a ‪‎York County, Pa.,‬ high school and went on to found a company that produces an amazingly popular social media tool. And he has generously come back to his hometown to share how he did … Continue reading

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‘Revitalizing Hanover, Pa.’: Covering every angle of the town’s square

This was Hanover’s square in 1963 as the borough observed the 100th anniversary of the battles of Hanover and Gettysburg. ‘The former Bon-Ton building sits in the background,’ a caption from the Evening Sun in Hanover says about this Hanover Area Historical Society photo. ‘In the 1970s, a metal casing replaced the building’s facade for what many at the time said was urban beautification. The building is now the Square Commercial Center and houses several separate businesses.’ This picture is part of a special Evening Sun project exploring Hanover and Hanover’s Center Square via three time zones – past, present and future.

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Lincoln’s Address 150: Check out 5 more memorable story and photo/video links

The German Reformed Church Cemetery in Hanover, Pa., was the site of 11 Union fighting men who fell in the Battle of Hanover on June 30, 1863. Their bodies were later exhumed and reburied in the national cemetery in Gettysburg, the site of Gettysburg Address 150 observances this week. But back in Hanover, the historical cemetery has fallen on hard times. “Instead of the flowers and flags one might think would adorn a historic burial plot, Hanover’s German Reformed Cemetery is a cluster of nearly illegible stones, toppled and cracked in a lonely lot on School Avenue behind Trinity United Church of Christ,” the Evening Sun in Hanover reported.

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York County’s best-known exhumation: Photograph places focus on reburial of Battle of Hanover dead

P.S. Weaver, a Hanover, Pa., photographer, captured this scene of the exhumation of the bodies of Union solders who died in the Battle of Hanover. This scene comes from the German Reformed Church’s cemetery.

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How Hanover’s Civil War cavalry statue ‘The Picket’ will sit in Gettysburg 200

This view of Hanover’s square of the future, illustrated by local artist Kirby Heltebridle, keeps its equestrian statue in prominence. This illustration combines the two anniversaries coming together in this southwestern York County, Pa., borough in the next few days: Hanover’s 250th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hanover – and Gettysburg. This piece on display for the Historical Celebration show at the Hanover Area Arts Guild.

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Gettysburg 100: Re-enactors were around then, too – Linked in to history, 6/4/13

The Hanover, Pa., Evening Sun, a tireless chronicler of Civil War history with great proximity to the Gettysburg battlefield, has embarked on a series of historical Hanover photographs.

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It’s just a ditch in Hanover, Pa., but Jeb Stuart made it famous

York County, Pennsylvania, does not have the Civil War fame of neighboring Adams County. Never will. But we have the opportunity this year to mark sites such as Jeb Stuart’s ditch (the exact location is disputed) that are part of York County’s Civil War story. This site, like so many others in York County, are unmarked and almost forgotten. Gettysburg 150 gives us a chance to remember them.

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Vic Wertz, York, Pa.’s, famous Major Leaguer, to be honored in Reading: Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 4/1/13

Vic Wertz was born in York, Pa., and spent his first 11 years here. He still has family here. And his name lives on, most famously as the Cleveland Indian who hit the massive long out that Willie Mays pulled down in the 1954 World Series. But his most spectacularly achievement was that he returned to a productive Major League Baseball career after contracting polio. His name is back in the news because of efforts to name a field after him at a Berks County youth sports facility.

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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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Wrightsville’s Burning of the Bridge diorama tells story of adventure, history: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 28, 2012

Yorktownsquare covers a Wrightsville Civil War diorama, a “failing intersection” in York County and the Journal of York County Heritage.

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