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Where exactly are those underground comfort stations on York, Pa.’s Continental Square?

Some folks, aware of the underground comfort stations in York, Pa.’s, Continental Square, are nonetheless not sure where these men’s and women’s facilities sit. Well, the former planter that has caused the roof problems below marks the spot. The York Daily Record/Sunday News photo shows the circular planter’s footprint. So below the planter rests the restrooms.

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Picturing History in York: When faces of 1941 cross paths with shoppers in 2014

Picturing York, a series of photographs combining the old and the new with a special technological flare, chose York, Pa.’s, Central Market as its first topic. It’s a good choice. The market is an icon of York and a central player in the burgeoning arts district.

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Apple flies York County’s largest flag, but how big was its most famous banner?

Apple Automotive Group, along Route 30 in York, is flying a large flag measuring 25 by 40 feet. A spokesman for this complex of automotive brands says its the largest American flag flying in York County. (See a drawing of … Continue reading

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Colonial York countians, statesmen caught lottery fever, too: Linked in to history, Nov. 28, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers links to an early American lottery that took place in York, the story of York’s first courthouse, the opening of Carriage Works Apartments, and Johnson Control’s proposed moved to Hopewell Township.

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York’s Continental Square’s history in 5 easy links

Yorktownsquare.com covers renovations proposed for York’s Continental Square, including renovations of the comfort stations and building water features.

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The battling bands of White Oak Park: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 30, 2012

A double CD set commemorates bands that played at this north side teen hangout.

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5 more things that you might not know about the old York City Hall

York’s old City Hall is celebrating its 70 anniversary this year, built in 1942 at the outset of World War II.

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Rebs’ short York visit creates long memories – 5/31 iconic images

Confederate soldiers lower the large American flag in York’s Centre Square on June 30, 1863, after the town’s fathers had surrendered the day before. The rebels marched uncontested into the undefended Pennsylvania town. Immediately after settling in, Gen. Jubal Early’s … Continue reading

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Burial site reportedly found for rebel officer who occupied York

This map from ‘East of Gettysburg’ shows the location of various units in Jubal Early’s division as his Confederates invaded York in the days before the Battle of Gettysburg. One of his commanders, Isaac E. Avery, directed a brigade that … Continue reading

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