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York County, Pa., mystery artifacts: Can you ID this puzzling stuff from days gone by

This plaque comes from the old Ganoga Bridge that carried the Susquehanna Trail across the Conewago Creek near Strinestown, York County, Pa. The beautiful bridge is gone, replaced by a new kind of sterile modern structure. The old bridge displayed plaque on each end and 12 light standards representing the 12 Boy Scout laws as a tie-in to the nearby Boy Scout camp of the same name. One of the plaques is the property of Boy Scout Camp Tuckahoe. The other, pictured here, is part of the York County Heritage Trust’s collection. It’s also one of six questions that are part of a quiz of such items under Heritage Trust ownership. So we’ve given you one answer. See how you do on the other five!

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European magnificence built into St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Spring Grove

That’s Spring Grove’s St. Paul’s Lutheran Church behind the scaffolding. The repairs are underway to address safety concerns at the 105-year-old church. The brownstone was losing some chips, which created the concern. Charles H. Glatfelter’s ‘York County Lutherans’ lists the current building, dedicated in 1909, as the second Lutheran building in Spring Grove. The first was dedicated in 1880.

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White roses mark the spot at Albemarle Park: Linked in to York County history, Oct. 21, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the Boy Scouts’ ‘Perversion Files,’ Albemarle Park and the death of media entrepreneur Joseph Rosenmiller.

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Old York County Boy Scout camp still teaching lessons

Camp Ganoga hasn’t operated since 1945, but the old Strinestown-area Boy Scout camp continues to evoke memories. Here, a group of Scouts sits on the Camp Ganoga waterfront – Conewago Creek. Background posts: Old Ganoga Bridge: ‘It is a highly … Continue reading

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