Tag Archives: Book Blast

7 more history quizzes to test your York smarts

It’s interesting how quickly we forget those who have built this community. I regularly put up photographs of these achievers on YDR’s Facebook page. Sometimes, the people of accomplishment receive little recognition. You can tell by the low number of likes, comments and shares on Facebook. Still, it’s important for us to know these greats, so we’ll keep telling their stories on Facebook and on this blog.

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A peek inside Hanover’s magnificent Sheppard Mansion

Many people driving by the Sheppard Mansion in Hanover, Pa., wonder what it this magnificent structure looks like inside. Well, the Evening Sun in Hanover heard such requests and offers an intriguing 16-photo gallery.

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Remember York County’s big 250th birthday celebration in 1999? Much has happened in the past 15 years

Neat stuff/Linked in: Book Blast cometh/Out near Avalongs Hard to believe it’s been 15 years since the big 250th anniversary celebration of the birth of York County, Pa. That all-year observance crested in August 1999. It produced many mementos and … Continue reading

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Did you know these 5 things about the old York City Hall?

City Hall booklet example of prizes that come with annual used book sale – the Book Blast.

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Imagine. Before there was York, Pa., there was York, England: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 2, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com blog covers the annual Book Blast, Avalong’s broasted chicken and what WSBA’s call letters stand for.

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Much history has happened on Accomac site: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 18, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Jeff Koons’ BMW Art Car design, reenacting the burning of Chambersburg and a new book on the Accomac site.

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