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The Big Conewago, Part II: Creek serves as physical, symbolic divider of York County culture

The Conewago Creek has long drawn campers, lodging in small tents and in organized camps such as the Boy Scouts’ Camp Ganoga. Athletic director Don Roehm, seen here, leads Boy Scouts in exercises in 1921. George Prowell’s ‘History of York County’ … Continue reading

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A York County Flag Day story: Vietnam War friend recalls Eckhard G. Brenker, who died in uniform

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Hanover Civil War walking tour/Spotting vintage items at yard sales All roads, indeed, lead to York. Well-known York countians Charlie  and Mary Anne Bacas were on a getaway in Rehoboth, Del., enjoying the Prime Hook National Wildlife … Continue reading

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Who was Grace E. Loucks of West York school fame?

Linked in/Neat stuff: Budmobile for sale/Fundraising for Cameron Mitchell scholarship Now this is the way a school should look. Multistory and made of red brick. Only Loucks is now a former school – the Grace E. Loucks School in West … Continue reading

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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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Off the beaten track: 6 views of the Halloween Park/Hykes Mill/Ganoga area along the Conewago

Halloween Park at Harry Hykes old mill near Strinestown in Conewago Township sustained flood damage again this year. Operators hope to have some of the attraction open by Halloween. This sad moment serves as a reminder of the days when Hykes and other York County, Pa., mill operators faced the same unpredictable weather that impacted their way of life.

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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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