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York, Pa., artist documented interesting off-the-beaten path sites

This is why Cliff Satterthwaite’s documentary artwork is so important. The now-Virginia-based artist captured this scene at the Children’s Home of York and hundreds of other scenes around York County from the 1950s to the 1980s. The Children’s Home then stood at Pine and Philadelphia, to the right of this scene. But the home and its grounds have given way to a small shopping center and a high-rise apartment complex. As here, the artist sometimes showed scenes off the main roads – in alleys such as Clarke Avenue. Here’s another example: An art show on Clarke.

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Check out this bird’s-eye view of a young Susquehannock High School

This aerial view shows Susquehannock High School in its early years. The high school came as part of the consolidations of York County and other Pennsylvania schools in the 1950s. Interestingly, York-based Buchart-Horn/BASCO Associaties (as it’s known today) designed this school and many others around its home county. In company history ‘Breaking Ground,’ Georg Sheets’ list of B-H high school buildings includes: York Suburban, Central, Spring Grove, Eastern, Northeastern and Red Lion. Susquehannock’s grounds are instructive. Fissel’s, a one-room school put out of business by consolidation, was left standing near the state-of-the-art Susquehannock High School. So there’s an intriguing generational contrast.

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Union church buildings, once common, now rare in York County area

You hate to see any building go up, but this fire took down a 160-year-old church in Lineboro, just south of the Mason-Dixon Line in Maryland. Area churches have extended a helping hand to the two congregations who worshipped at Lazarus Union Church. The building almost stood in York County, only a short distance into Maryland. It was the closest union church to York County’s last remaining house of worship. Union churches, common in the region until demergers began in the past 50 or more year, are marked by two congregations that meet in the same building. Down in Lineboro, the congregations – United Church of Christ and Lutheran – hope to rebuild.

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Super Moon over the Susquehanna: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 7, 2012

Also below: Russell Horn Sr.’s 100th/Old Eastern Market/Harley reprints There’s a lot going on in this weekend photograph by York Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Chris Dunn. Floats from a tea light benefit festival move down the Susquehanna River in the … Continue reading

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York teen delivered bad news about Pearl Harbor – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Dec. 7, 2011

Frank Renda, right, experienced a memorable moment on the Sunday that Pearl Harbor was attacked, 70 years ago today. He delivered a Western Union telegram to York, Pa.’s City Hall about the Japanese attack on the American Naval base, Pearl … Continue reading

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Yo, Yoe never was Yohe

Tiny Yoe is overshadowed by nearby Dallastown and Red Lion. Also of interest: Noted York design firm’s origin: Clair Buchart ‘spread his work out on the living room table of his home in Yoe’ and Yo! More support for Yoe vs. Yohe and York … Continue reading

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