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Visitors to York County, Pa.: Don’t be like the British and let a town fool you

This is the scene in the square of St. Michaels, Md., occupied by cannon, plaques and the St. Michaels Museum. This small  grassy area is tucked into a neighborhood, and its attractions beckon to visitors to spend time there. Also … Continue reading

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Before Gettysburg, defenses against the Rebel advance stretched far into Pennsylvania

Everett, Pa., is 70 miles from Gettysburg, and add on another 10 miles to Snake Springs Gap. So this bearing sign the familiar ‘Gettysburg Campaign’ title is long way from where the big battle took place in July 1863. This marker indicates how far the alarm of Robert E. Lee’s campaign of 1863 spread. And as usual when a big event occurs, York County touched this point in the mountains of western Pennsylvania, however gently.

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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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About Hanover Shoe Farms: ‘They developed a stable of fast horses’

The Hanover, Pa., Shoe Farms story began when owners Harper Sheppard and Clinton Myers bought a shoe business in 1899.

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York countians are discovering Brigadoon-like Bedford, Pa., Part II

Route 30, the old Lincoln Highway, runs through Bedford, Pa. As it emerges from its west side, the old run produces sites and sights of interest, as old roads often do. Here is the famed roadside attraction, the Coffee Pot. Such oversized attractions often went up along old highways to woo motorists their way.

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Yorkers are discovering Brigadoon-like Bedford, Pa.

The Bedford Springs Hotel is a must-visit if you’re in Bedford, Pa. The Omni resort takes you back 150 years when President James Buchanan, a Pennsylvania native, visited there. You don’t have to stay there to enjoy the resort. Walk-ins can eat at its several restaurants, enjoy its spa and visit its shops. Or just sit in its library and soak in the history.

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