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King’s Mill, Schmidt & Ault, Smurfit-Stone: By whatever name, here’s how a bird saw it

East Berlin’s Dale E. Brenner has provided this aerial photo of the King’s Mill/Schmidt & Ault/Smurfit-Stone complex beside the Codorus Creek from about 15 years ago. Since then, York College of Pennsylvania has rehabbed part of the site, which is no longer used for papermaking or other uses. Among other things, this interesting photo shows York College’s movement toward the western part of York City, with the Penn Street Bridge serving as a connector. That’s a good thing for the city.

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Thinking about York, Pa., sunshine, even in a deep freeze

Here’s a break from the Deep Freeze of January 2014: A look at the ‘Codorus Eagle,’ courtesy of the camera of Mike Spyker. ‘The Codorus Eagle sits upon its favorite perch, searching for the next meal,’ Mike wrote in ydr.com’s ‘Your Photos’ section about York Pa.’s bird. He then added about this Dec. 10 photo: ‘Having had enough picture taking it takes off up stream toward downtown York.’ See other photographs of York County eagles at Your Photos.

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With the weather outside so frightful, this York County scene will warm you up

OK, with the Sunday snowstorm, I’m playing with your head a bit. But I’ve wanted to put up this ‘old swimming hole’ photo since seeing it on Joan Concilio’s Only in York County blog some months ago. It takes you back to a warmer moment. The scene was so inviting I went to the spot the other day.

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10 more memorable moments, stories in the Storm of October 2013

Dover Township’s John Yost has a new water line on his 1840 home. ‘The nearby Conewago Creek flooded up his driveway and porch and almost surpassed his first-floor windowsills,’ York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Chris Dunn wrote in this ydr.com Media Center gallery photo’s caption.

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York’s Penn Street Bridge: One spot says a lot

The Penn Street Bridge connects the expanding York College of Pennsylvania campus with the City of York. So some in the city are seeing the importance of shoring up the neighborhood that welcomes students as they walk, drive or bike into the city. Check out this YCP map and see how the middle part of campus is bulging northward into the city.

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Then & Now: York’s Northwest Triangle beginning to take shape

This aerial view shows York, Pa.’s, Northwest Triangle before site work cleared the Ohio Blenders silos and other buildings along Beaver Street. In recent months, the area in and around the redevelopment area has generated some news. A two-screen movie theater plans to move in. The Thos. Somerville Co. building, across from the stadium, is getting new tenants. York County Regional Charter School continues to add classes and a brand new playground.

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Girls touched down in York, Pa., to touch up, Part II

Cottage Hill College rose on the north bank of York, Pa.’s, Codorus Creek in the last 50 years of the 19th century. It served as a finishing and educational academy for girls, many from the South. It was demolished at the turn of the 20th century.

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Codorus Creek, then a recreational venue, and 4 other memorable postcard views of York County, Pa.

The Hartley Boat Club sat next to the Codorus Creek south of York, Pa., south of Kings Mill, as seen in 1914. It pointed to the day when the Codorus was widely used for recreation, a theme some York officials are seeking to revisit today.

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In search of Potato Town, York County, Pa.

Potato Town, York County, Pa.? This structure, an old school house, was all that was left of the gathering of about a half dozen houses in North Codorus Township when Armand Glatfelter was writing his histories of that township.

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Manchester Township’s White Oak Park – from amusement park to teen hangout: Linked in to history, Nov. 21, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers White Oak Park, the Shady Dell, Emigsville’s Emig Mansion and bald eagles over York County.

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