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Hex Murder painting effectively captures terrible York County moment

York County’s Brett Greiman painted this scene of the Hex Murder of 1928 – a terrible moment in which a trio attacked and killed a farmer, a suspected witch, in an attempt to break a spell they believe he had … Continue reading

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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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Old signs hanging on York, Pa., buildings point to a different time

Recent YorkTownSquare.com posts about busybody mirror or mirrors (called spionnetje) on the side of York, Pa., buildings have raised great interest among readers. So we thought we’d bring back this vestige from the past, a long overlooked sign across from the East Market Street parking garage. It’s there, probably from the beginning, when the parking garage opened in 1969, with the promise that it would draw shoppers to plenty of parking in the downtown.

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How an old York County community theater became the Mount Wolf Community Church

The YDR’s Sonya Paclob was looking for stories in Mount Wolf, Pa., the other day. She saw the always interesting Mount Wolf theater, now the Mount Wolf Community Church. ‘Cool looking community church. Mt. Wolf Gospel Arts Theatre,’ Sonya wrote in on Twitter. The Southern Baptist Church’s website gives this interesting history of the theater – and the church

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York County, Pa.’s, ‘Civil Rights Heroes – Barrier Breakers’ Mural – Part III

This is the center panel of the three sheets that make up the York (Pa.) City Human Relations Commission’s mural ‘Civil Rights Heroes – Barrier Breakers.’ It features Bobby Simpson, longtime head of York’s Crispus Attucks Community Center. Stephanie Seaton, … Continue reading

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