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York County, Pa., buildings and sites engage people: ‘This Place Matters,’ indeed

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. Nothing gets more engagement – likes, comments and shares – on York, Pa., Daily Record’s Facebook page than History Mysteries about places and buildings. Just an impression. People will engage in History Mysteries about … 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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Rosie the Riveter toiled in the Civil War, too

Women living in the Civil War era are getting their due in the popular re-enactments in Gettysburg and elsewhere in these 150 years of the war observances. One re-enactor in Gettysburg for the 151st anniversary of the battle likened Civil War contributions to those of ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ that symbol of women who worked on shop floors in World War II.

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York County, Pa., has a lot of deserted places once in spotlight

These piers are all that remain of a trolley bridge near Green Valley Pool in West Manchester Township, Pa. The far-ranging trolley system, which ended in 1939, sprawled over York County. As the trolleys passed up Trolley Road from York to Dover, they crossed Church Road at Broad Street. That crossing formed a kind of town square for Shiloh, which moved to Church Street and Carlisle Road when the trolley quit running and Route 74 was improved. Trolleys then descended into the little valley crossed by Poplars Street. This bridge spanned the Little Conewago Creek, providing a grade for the trolley to climb and then head to Brookside Park and then Dover.

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Part II: Historic Brookside Park carousel building v. powderpost beetles: The bugs are winning

‘A Century of Reflections,’ tells about the first 100 years of Dover Township, Pa.’s, Brookside Park. The park has been in the news recently because its marquee building, a carousel house, has been found with powderpost beetle infestation. The book … Continue reading

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Dover Township’s historic Brookside Park carousel building v. powderpost beetles: The bugs winning

A carousel turned for years in this building at Brookside Park in Dover Township, Pa. In recent decades, it has sat empty, available for rentals and storage. But it will soon be demolished because of a powderpost beetle infestation. (See … Continue reading

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Dover Township’s Brookside Park last remaining York-area trolley park. But people remember Cold Springs

Mount Wolf/Manchester-area residents enjoy an old photograph of Cold Springs Park taken in the days when the old trolley park operated in that area of York County in the 1920s. Cold Springs was one of three trolley parks that operated … Continue reading

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Growing off-peak trolley ridership in York County: Build a park

These 160 steps from the lower level of Highland Park to the upper part were called “Fat Man’s Misery.” The park operated in the vicinity of Dogtown, on the north side of the Codorus Creek, south of Old Salem Road, … Continue reading

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